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Rodgers confident over Suarez

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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:57:00

David Moyes has admitted he expects Everton to leave it until the last seconds of the January transfer window to make any signings.

The Everton boss has yet to add to his squad this month with money tight at Goodison Park.

However, Moyes has refused to rule out a late foray into the transfer market to bolster his squad as he looks to maintain their push for a top-four finish.

"I think from the start I said that January wouldn't be full of signings, I don't think I'll be changing my tune from where we started," admitted Moyes.

"You never know, we might. We've tended to be Christmas Eve shoppers in the past, so hold on to your hat.

"I said at the start, and the chairman has said, there was a little bit of money that we could do some business with and that hasn't really changed. But it makes it harder to get the level of player you might be looking for.

"If you have a couple of injuries you might need something in to give you a back-up to get you through but really I'd be hoping that we'd only be bringing someone in who could play at the top end of the Premier League, and that comes down to availability or costing that makes it difficult."

The Uruguay international is enjoying an outstanding season having scored 20 goals for the Anfield outfit.

That has led to speculation that other clubs could move in for the ?40million-rated forward if the Reds' absence from the Champions League continues.

Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League and facing a battle to regain a place in Europe's elite competition.

But Rodgers is confident Suarez shares his vision for the club and does not believe the 26-year-old's future on Merseyside depends on whether they qualify or not.

Rodgers said: "Luis had a terrific season last season and he had an opportunity to leave in the summer, and probably would have had a ready-made excuse with a new manager coming in, but he never did.

"He committed to the club. He sees the vision going forward, and he believes in that.

"He knows it won't happen overnight. He has had a brilliant season with 20 goals until now, and hopefully there are many more to come."

Suarez signed a long-term contract at Anfield in August.

Liverpool face a big week with an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Oldham followed by Premier League away trips to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Rodgers is determined to keep firing on all fronts.

He said: "When you are a club like this you are judged on your trophies, and we want to improve in the league as well."

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