By Sean Goff | Sports Reporter
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ‘total control’ over the club’s transfer policy according to erm, well, Brendan Rodgers.
The former Swansea boss took over the reigns at the Reds after a pre-Euro 2012 Anfield merry-go-round and is looking forward to the club’s pre-season training and Premier League kick-off away to West Brom. He said:
Control over transfer policy was key to me accepting the job. I believe in communication. I have a very good relationship with Ian Ayre (Liverpool’s managing director) and we speak on a daily if not twice-daily basis about players we need to bring in.
The Northern Ireland man also indicated that he was “quite relaxed” over transfers which will please Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) who watched in horror last season as Kenny Dalglish sent their transfer kitty up in smoke quicker than a Mario Balotell indoor firework display.
Liverpool fans will be worried that there has been precious little transfer activity on the red half of Merseyside to date with Rodgers admitting that a deal to take on-loan Swansea target Gylfi Sigurdsson’s (22) failed over the player’s wage demands.
But they may have taken some heart from his statement that he only wanted Champions League-standard players at the famous club.
Rodgers has yet to make any signings in his new role but claimed to speak to FSG ‘every week’ and gushed at how supportive they were. He said:
They are getting on with doing the work, in terms of looking at the targets that we want to bring in. I have regular contact with the owners and that’s important too.
We bet it is Brendan, for them as much as you.