English Premiership

Rodgers coy on Depay link

2015-04-28 09:16
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Cape Town - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keeping his cards close to his chest amidst speculation linking the Anfield outfit with a move for Memphis Depay.

The PSV Eindhoven winger was in January linked with Manchester United, and it seems the Reds are the latest team to join a growing list of admirers.

While he did not rule out the possibility of making a move for the Netherlands international, Rodgers declined to say whether Depay was on his list of summer targets.

He did admit, though, he would be looking to bring in a number of attacking reinforcements in a bid to bolster his side's goalscoring threat.

"I wouldn't like to confirm either way [about Depay]," Rodgers said. "The kid is a very talented player.

"There's going to be a whole raft of players that I'm sure will be looked at and then it will be up to the club if they're affordable and available.

"It's clear we need the goal threat for next year. We've identified that a striker is a priority but we'll have to see availability first and then take it from there.

"I've got a great squad of players. But the natural process for some players would be that they want to move on anyway, and we've had some for a couple of years who maybe haven't played as much."

He added: "It would be for the players to decide whether we're an attractive club.

"If it's right for the player and the project is right for them to come and learn and develop then, if we're not in the Champions League, players will still want to come.

"Hopefully we can regroup again, get some quality starters in for the summer, and go on another great adventure next season - and hopefully get back in there."


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