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Rodgers unfazed by Reds debt

8 March 2013 21:15

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects to be fully backed in the transfer market, despite a spike in the club's debt.

The Merseyside club announced an 87.2-million-pound debt on Monday, a rise of 21.8 million over the 10-month period leading into April 2012.

However, Rodgers has been assured by current owners Fenway Sports Group that the will not impact his spending power.

"In terms of me building the squad, I've already got the assurances that it won't affect anything," Rodgers told reporters.

"They've made every promise and every commitment to me that every single penny that they have will go in to regenerate the squad and make it better.

"We won't be able to do it like some clubs and throw out masses each year. But we're looking to make sure we can grow the club and bring in quality players - and that won't stop."

Liverpool were purchased by FSG in 2010 in a deal worth 300 million pounds and Rodgers feels the club have progressed under the American group.

"If you look at where the club was at four years ago, and where it is now, it's in a different place," he said.

"Of course, there's still debts there and there have been announcements made on that. I think next year's results will show further improvement on that.

"You have to give massive credit to the board here. FSG took on an astronomical amount of debt, over 400 million pounds. Where it's at now, given the short time they've been here, is a huge credit to them, and they're still supporting the investment in the team."

Rodgers also took time to praise his star striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan has netted 21 goals in the Premier League this season, but Rodgers denied his sid were a one-man band.

"His consistency this year has been phenomanal really," Rodgers said.

"We're not a one man team, I think that is very disrespectful to our other players in the team that have been outstanding.

"Steven Gerrard or the likes. He's got the mosts assists in the league this year.

"We're very much about the team and Lu (Suarez) is a big part of that and as I said, hopefully he can continue with the brilliant form he's been in. He's a master marksman, this year he's been really efficient, he's been outstanding."

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