Liverpool FC football news: Brendan Rodgers fails to replace Andy Carroll
After Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at Anfield, Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers is at sea for lack of players, making him regret Andy Carroll’s exit from Reds.
Rodgers suffered disappointment on transfer day deadline as he failed to find replacement for Andy Carroll following his move to West Ham United. The Reds boss also missed out on Fulham’s Clint Dempsey.
Brendan is disappointed with the club’s owners, who refused to sanction a £6 million for signing Dempsey from Fulham. Dempsey, who turned down the chance to join Aston Villa in hope to move to Liverpool, signed for Tottenham on a three-year deal for £6 million after Reds failed to take him on board.
Liverpool’s manager claimed that he was confident of finding Carroll’s replacement. He confessed that he would not have allowed Andy Carroll’s loan exit from Liverpool to join West Ham, if had he known he wouldn’t find a replacement.
The transfer woes have now left Rodgers with a shortage of attacking resources, with Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini his only senior strikers. Adding to the Liverpool’s concern is the off form goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who was at fault for Cazorla’s second goal, which helped Arsenal secure their first victory.
“It’s gone now. We all know we needed reinforcements and the players needed help, but the window is shut, we can’t do anything about it now,” said the disappointed Liverpool manager.
“There is no point in me sitting here crying about it wishing we had or we hadn’t. There is no doubt the finances here had to be changed. That is the reality,” he added.
Brendan Rodgers is now hoping to strengthen his team when transfer window re-opens in January 2013.