Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he will be having cash to spend in the coming transfer window. Liverpool have once again failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages, which has the capability to provide around £ 30 million in revenue. Since arriving at the club in the summer, Rogers has spent a significant amount of money on several players like Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge. However, the club has made just an improvement of one position in the league over last season. Liverpool finished eighth in the league last season, while they are currently seven this time around.
Daniel Sturridge was signed for around £ 12 million, while Allen is thought to have cost the club around £ 15 million. Despite spending such vast sums of money, the club will once again give him the cash in the summer according to Rogers. A few weeks ago, he spoke about the importance of spending in order to bring in quality players. Rodgers dismissed the notion that players will not be ready to arrive to Liverpool due to the absence of Champions League football. Rodgers has spent more than £ 40 million since becoming the Liverpool manager.
“The players have given everything this season. We are where we are and for us to improve we need quality – and that will take investment. I believe so, in the areas that we want to improve, and that is going to be very important for us,” said Rodgers. Liverpool were last seen in the Champions League back in the 2009 season. The absence of playing in this Premier European competition has hurt Liverpool over the last few years as they have been unable to compete with the likes of top British clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City in the transfer market.
This weekends only Premier League fixture sees Brendon Rodgers Liverpool welcome his former side Swansea City to Anfield.
The hosts go in to the game having suffered back to back defeats, first to West Bromwich Albion in the league on Monday, then in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie with Zenit St. Petersburg three days later.
Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns, and could welcome back Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who were both cup-tied midweek.
Top scorer Luis Suarez is favourite to get the first goal of the game at 4.5 (7/2), with Sturridge, who has three goals in four games for the Reds, a 5.5 (9/2) shot with most firms.
The home win is best priced with Paddy Power at 1.67 (8/13), with Swansea widely available at 6.0 (5/1). The draw is a 4.33 (10/3) chance with Bet 365.
Swansea, who are a week away from facing Bradford City in their first ever major cup final, have lost just one of their last five games; piling more misery on bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers last time out by thumping them 4-1.
Defender Chio Flores misses out through injury with either Kyle Bartley or Gary Monk set to deputise.
Michu, who has sixteen goals so far this season, is 9.0 (8/1) with Paddy Power to open the scoring, though you may be more tempted to take advantage of the 26.0 (25/1) on offer from Bet Victor for in-form midfielder Jonathan De Guzman to net first.
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