Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopeful of confirming arrivals of Cristian Tello and Nuri Sahin in next 48 hours
Thursday 16 August 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to learn in the next 48 hours whether his next two transfer targets will be coming to Anfield.
The Northern Irishman has been strongly linked with loan deals for Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, 21, and Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, in the last few days.
He would not confirm those two were the players involved but expected news on two potential new arrivals very soon.
"I am hopeful we can bring in one or two more to help the group here," said Rodgers, who added there was nothing imminent on players leaving, either on loan or permanently.
"I'll find out later. We hope in the next couple of days we'll have one or two coming in.
"Hopefully in the next 48 hours we will find out."
Since arriving in June to replace Kenny Dalglish, Rodgers had signed striker Fabio Borini and Swansea midfielder Joe Allen - both players he has worked with previously.
It was generally acknowledged Rodgers had plenty to do to turn around the fortunes of a side who finished eighth last season, despite winning the Carling Cup and reaching the final of the FA Cup.
However, the Reds boss said that would not be achieved by throwing cash at the team - mainly because he did not have the resources to do so.
"These things take time. There has been a lot of great work going on behind the scenes enquiring about players but the reality is we didn't have the money this year," he said.
"We had a certain budget we had to work within and even to get those one or two players we had to move one or two out.
"That is something which doesn't worry or frustrate me, it is the real world we are in here.
"It just means we have to be effective with the players we have.
"If we don't have that money we have to be different in different ways and one way we can hopefully gain an edge is the way we play, controlling and dominating games.
"Everyone wants the money but you can't always have the money."
Latest in Sport
Daniel Sturridge injury: Alongside Luis Suarez, how the Liverpool SAS may FAIL to become the most lethal partnership in Premier League history
CM Punk's WWE future 'to be determined' according to leaked Monday Night Raw script
Liverpool: Four remaining fixtures - can they stay top of the Premier League table?
Diego Costa transfer to Chelsea impossible to stop, admits Diego Simeone
Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 match report: Gareth Bale scores wonder goal to claim Copa del Rey for Real
- 1 Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for sale...is anyone brave enough to buy it?
- 2 Big Bang Theory to get special Star Wars episode with help from Lucasfilm
- 3 Babies cry at night to stop mothers procreating, scientists claim
- 4 Pharrell Williams 'Happy': British Muslims dance to song in video
- 5 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back