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Liverpool's transer market turnaround under Brendan Rodgers

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When you think about Liverpool's recent spending under Brendan Rodgers, you instantly recognize the lack of money leaving the club compared to the previous regime.

Rodgers has been very strategic when spending big, look at the players that he has purchased over the past two years when he has been in charge of the club.

The only player he has purchased exceeding the "optimum performance" age of 27 is Kolo Toure, and he cost the Reds nothing whatsoever. Yes, a free transfer, to Liverpool, something seemingly unheard of throughout the past decade of the club's existence. 

But why should Liverpool pay a premium? In short, they shouldn't.

The Reds have a team that are able to lean on their veterans like newcomer Kolo Toure, Daniel Agger (though he is not so much a veteran as a man dedicated to the club), and of course the consistent number eight, Steven Gerrard.

Yet, beyond these three players and one or two others, the club is composed of under 25-year-olds, players who not only bode well for the future of the club, but for the future of it's bank statement as well.

As these youngsters grow in skill, they grow in value, and Rodgers has certainly focused his assets on the young players in Red.

Look at a player like Raheem Sterling, a name virtually unheard of at the time of Rodgers' arrival, now a regular starter and key player in the Liverpool dynamic. 

It can be argued that Rodgers has spent big on certain players, with a combined total in excess of £30million being spent on Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Simon Mignolet.

But what is not to be argued about these transfers is the quality of them. Rodgers has done spectacularly well to bring in key names like Sturridge, Coutinho, and Mignolet, while still retaining big name players with a foot out the door like Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger, and many more. 

It is a combination of all of these aspects that has gifted Rodgers the respect that he has been so worthy of receiving, and that has created a respectable air around the gaffer at Anfield.

It is the purchase of young players, and the wise spending, that has allowed Liverpool not just to be a good side today, but a promising one for tomorrow as well.

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