Liverpool boss Rodgers admits considering moves for Owen and Drogba

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he will consider moves for free agent Michael Owen and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in an effort to bolster his attacking options, the Independent has reported.

Rodgers had hoped to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham after letting Andy Carroll leave on loan, but Liverpool could not meet Fulham’s asking price and Dempsey instead joined Tottenham Hotspur.

The lack of incoming faces at Anfield before the close of the transfer window has left Liverpool light up front, the Independent adds, and when asked about potential moves for Owen and Drogba Rodgers was receptive.

The manager also confirmed he would not have sanctioned the temporary departure of Andy Carroll if he knew the Liverpool board would refuse to pat £7m for Dempsey, and that he was open to the idea of recalling Carroll from Upton Park in January if he cannot make new signings then either.

Rodgers said: “Any player that I believe can improve the squad, I will look at – there is absolutely no question about that. We have got a very small group here. There were 19 players training [on Saturday] with some very young players among them. I cannot say no to anything. I have to look at ways to change the group. We need a reinforcement, that’s obvious.

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