Liverpool managed to put behind the disappointing 3-1 defeat against Manchester City a week ago to secure an impressive 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday. The match also saw the debut of Liverpool’s latest signing, Mario Balotelli. The former AC Milan striker has been brought to the club for £ 16 million and it has taken the club’s spending in the summer beyond £ 100 million. Despite this, manager Brendan Rodgers says that he may look at signing one more player before the transfer window closes on Monday. Liverpool have strengthened the squad significantly by bringing several names in order to cope with the demands of European football.
There may also be exits from Anfield on transfer deadline day since midfielder Lucas Leiva has widely been linked with a move to Napoli to be reunited with his former boss Rafa Benitez. Lucas does not yet to figure in the first-team plans of Rodgers and the former Swansea manager may decide to let go to sign another player. Lucas did start to the opening match against Swansea that finished just 2-1 win for Liverpool, but he has been nowhere near the squad in the last two matches. Speaking after the victory over Tottenham, Rodgers attempted to dismiss speculation surrounding the future of Lucas.
“Players will mostly be going out rather than coming in. Maybe one more will come in. A few boys have been told they aren’t going to get much game time so they have been given that respect early on to help themselves find a club. Lucas is a very important member of our squad and he is unfortunate not to be in. I’ve not had anything through about him leaving but we will see how the next few days go,” said Rodgers, whose team won by a 9-0 aggregate against Tottenham last season.