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Brendan Rodgers plans busy January transfer window

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects to be given the funds to purchase at least two or three players in the January transfer window, as the Northern Irishman looks to turn around the Reds' poor start to the season.

Rodgers' side drew 1-1 with Chelsea yesterday, but are still some way off of competing with the pack at the top of the division. Rodgers is hopeful that his club's owners will now give him the funds to spend on a host of new players.

Amongst the players linked with a move to Liverpool, include Schalke 04 winger Lewis Holtby whilst there has also been talk of a move for his team mate Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

So far this year, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has proved that he can carry the burden of being the lone striker at Anfield, but many fans are frustrated that Andy Carroll had been let go on loan to West Ham during the summer and that no replacement had been found.

"This was our sixth draw of the season, and we need one or two more players in the January transfer window to turn those draws into victories," said Rodgers.

"But those players don't come cheap, and there won't be too many available in January.

"The owners have given me great support since I've been here but, if you're not going to have a massive investment to make it happen quickly - we have to develop it."

Rodgers is expected to be given a transfer kitty of around 42 million in January from club owner John Henry.