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Hodgson refuses to be rushed

23 Jul 2010 - 12:55:20

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has no inclination to rush back into the transfer market after completing the signings of Joe Cole, Danny Wilson and Milan Jovanovic recently.

The Reds start their Europa League campaign next week against Rabotnicki but Hodgson has no plans to strengthen his squad before then.

In addition, Albert Reira and Emiliano Insua are on the verge of leaving Anfield while the futures of Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano remain shrouded in doubt.

However, Hodgson told the Reds' official website: "I don't think deadlines are realistic. It takes time to get the people you want and the most important thing is getting the people you want.

"If you can do things quickly then that's great because you have them in but, if it takes time, it takes time.

"It would be nice to have someone in before the deadline but it's pretty unrealistic and I can't see it happening.

"We need to strengthen at both ends and we need to have some very good young players that are really worth working with for the future, so we can hopefully start producing a few more Gerrards, Carraghers, Owens and Fowlers.

"We need to strengthen at the top end as well and someone like Joe Cole is very important in that respect and I hope he won't be the last one."


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