Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has revealed he's under pressure to make more signings at Anfield rather than balancing the books with player sales.
The Scot has spent big this summer, bringing Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Steward Downing, Alexander Doni and Jose Enrique to the club, with close to £50 million believed to have been spent on the five.
With minimal funds coming in from player sales during the transfer window, the club's American owners would be forgiven for wanting players to be sold, but 'King Kenny' insists that isn't the case with Fenway Sports Group.
"I’m not under pressure to sell. We are under more pressure to get somebody in,” Dalglish told the Liverpool Daily Post.
"The owners have been fantastic and there is no pressure in any way, shape or form. We had to be fair to everybody we have on the books and we gave them all a reasonable opportunity to get themselves fit and to prove they were worthy of a game.
"I don’t see any reason why that is not the correct way to go about things."
The Reds boss watched his side claim a point in their opening match of the season against Sunderland, with Luis Suarez's opener cancelled out by a second-half volley from Seb Larsson.
Whilst disappointed not to claim all three points, Dalglish wasn't entirely surprised with the outcome after starting four of the five new signings in the match, and is hoping the side can quickly 'gel' together.
"We might gel next week, I don't know. What I do know is that the squad is much better than it was last year and we are delighted with the business we have done,” said the Merseysiders' chief post-match.
"Whatever time they need, they will have. It was understandable that at some stage we were going to run out of steam.
“But I thought they all did something you'll remember them for in the game and all things considered, we're happy with them - but between now and the end of the season we'll be looking for an improvement."
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