Liverpool to review transfer strategy

Liverpool are to hold a complete review of their player recruitment strategy after failing to successfully integrate a number of signings which they made in the summer, Sky Sports is reporting.

Star striker Luis Suarez was sold by the club to Barcelona for £75m in July, and they responded by spending over £100m on seven new players – defenders Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno, midfielders Emre Can and Adam Lallana, winger Lazar Markovic and strikers Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.

However, none of them have made a significant impression, with only Lovren establishing himself as a regular starter. Critics have cited the recruitment over the summer as one of the key reasons why Liverpool have faltered this season, as they lie in 11th place in the Premier League, while they went out of the Champions League at the group stage.

Ahead of the January transfer window, a meeting is set to be held between manager Brendan Rodgers, managing director Ian Ayre and head of recruitment Dave Fallows, an idea welcomed by the former.

“Within, we are very analytical of performance and analyse how we’re doing for constant improvement,” said Rodgers. “But my work is very much focused on the players that we do have, on trying to improve them individually and as a team. I think I’ve shown in my career as a coach and a manager that that’s what I get my teeth into.”

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