Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that he does not have any plans to bring any loan players to Liverpool next season after having Nuri Sahin, Victor Moses and Aly Cissokho all spend a short time at Anfield.
Now with the Champions league firmly on the horizon Rodgers feels that bringing players in on loan would not be beneficial to the squad “I would hope we don’t have to go for loans this summer,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.
“But it’s always about the availability of players. If you are not satisfied with the squad and you feel you can improve it then you have to look at every option.
“In these first couple of years I’ve been here we have had to do that as we’ve had a thin squad.
“The players we wanted we couldn’t get but we’re hopeful that this summer will be different. We turn the page and it’s another chapter in terms of where we are going.
“Hopefully that will mean it will be more permanent players than loan players but I can never rule it out completely. There could be a situation where a player becomes available, we can get him and he can add to what we’re doing.”
The Reds boss is working hard with the rest of the four man transfer committee that was set up by the Fenway Sports Group which includes managing director Ian Ayre, head of recruitment Dave Fallows and head of performance and analysis Michael Edwards.
“The principle idea when I first came in was that like any manager you will have the first call on a player and the last call,” he continued.
“That’s the call on whether he’s good enough to continue to look at and try to organise a deal and the last call to say yes or no.
“There is a big part that goes on in between. In modern football you need to trust other people to do the work. That’s something we do here and that’s why we have had the success we’ve had.
“The finer details of that are left to Ian who does a terrific job and our other guys in that field who will go through the contracts. I am aware of where the situation is at right the way through the process.
“We will never bring in a player here who the manager doesn’t want in. That’s a great credit to the owners and the other people at the club.
“We work very closely together – it’s worth stressing that. It’s key that we are very much one club.
“We are really preparing for next season. I’ve had some very good meetings with our recruitment team. We are very much together as one.”
So far the Reds top targets appear to be Southampton’s Adam Lallana, Emre Can of Bayer Leverkusen and Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno.