Money isn’t a guarantee, says Liverpool boss Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that throwing money at the Premier League title is no guarantee of landing it, ESPN has reported.

The Reds are in contention for the title this season, having not won the league since 1990. Rodgers’ team are now second in the table, four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.

“Teams spend a billion quid and it does not guarantee anything,” Rodgers said. “Once you put your ideas in place and the players start to crack it, we will have success. Money can’t buy that.

“It is about coaching and man management and dealing with people, having a great staff, finding a cause for the players to fight for,” the former Swansea City boss added. “All of that comes into it and that is something we have done in the period I have been here. Of course we will be in the market for good and top players but there is more to it than that.”

Liverpool have in recent transfer windows spent around half the amount of Chelsea and Manchester City, the latter of whom are in fourth place, six points behind Chelsea, but with three games in hand.

Both City and Chelsea have to visit Anfield this season, with City making the journey on April 13 and Chelsea two weeks later.

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