Brendan Rogers dismisses Tottenham comparisons

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers has dismissed comparisons between his club and Tottenham Hotspur's transfer policy.

At the beginning of last season, Spurs sold midfielder Gareth Bale for a world record sum of £85 million however had no transfer strategy and signed players Eric Lamela, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado who very much flopped at White Hart Lane and finished in 6th position.

The Reds are in a similar position as they have sold Luis Suarez for £75 million and look to rebuild their side for the upcoming season. Like Tottenham, they have starting their spending spree and have already spent almost £90 million signing the likes of Adam Lallana for £25m, Dejan Lovren for £20m along with Lazar Markovic brought in for the same fee, and Rodgers isn't stopping there.


Some are comparing the Northern Irishman's signings to Andre Villas- Boas' moves last season, when the Portuguese native found it hard for the new signings to gel into the side.

However, Rogers has gone against those claims and told Sky Sports there is a clear strategy at Anfield.

He said: "It's a different club and different vision [than Tottenham] we have here. At Liverpool there's a strategy behind what we are doing.


"We talked a lot with our recruitment team last season, knowing that through the summer we needed to improve the depth of our squad."

"Clearly we were not strong enough last season in terms of numbers and quality. We always planned to bring in a number of players, hoping we were going to be in the Champions League, so it would give us the opportunity to challenge on all fronts.

"The new players know their roles and we hope they can develop in the future as well. So far, the integration has been smooth."

Rogers has already proven he has got a strategy at Liverpool, that being encouraging a strong youth policy. He's signed players such as Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge who have all been nurtured into top class players by the Liverpool managers' tactics and faith he showed in them. 

Key players

Another player who Rogers put his faith in was Raheem Sterling, who became a key player in Liverpool's season last campaign and became a regular both at Anfield and England.

The signings who Rogers has brought in, with the exception of Rickie Lambert, are players who have not hit their physical peak as footballers. His plan is to develop them to play the Liverpool way and get the best out of their potential.

Unlike Tottenham's plan of signing individuals who were forced to try and form a team. Liverpool however, under the guidance of Rogers and the plan of Fenway Sports, have a clear policy of where they want the club to be after each season.

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Daniel Sturridge
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