Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s hoping to sign new defender
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes.
The Reds boss feels Sebastian Coates’ knee injury has left his squad light at the back and is preparing to dip back into the transfer market.
If he secures one of his targets he will allow youngster Andre Wisdom to go out on loan to get regular first-team experience.
He said: “I feel for big Seba because he’s obviously played the latter part of the game and picked up a similar injury to what Martin Skrtel had last year.
“It’s probably going to rule him out for most of the season, which is disappointing for him.
“He’s never given me a minute’s problem since he’s been here and this was probably a year where he needed to go out and play. Unfortunately that will put an end to that.
“It’s something that we’re looking at, certainly, a player to come in in that position. It’s to strengthen the squad but also to allow some of our younger players to develop.
“For us to maximise Andre Wisdom and his talent, I need to get him some games.
“The idea is to get him out on loan; but I can only do that if we bring in someone with a bit more experience to come in and support the group. It’s two-fold really. It’s certainly a position we’re looking at.”
Rodgers has been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori.