No late transfer window buys for Liverpool FC boss Rafa Benitez

01 February 2010 08:00
* CHECK out our transfer window live blog here[LNB]RAFA BENITEZ insists it's unlikely Liverpool will complete any last minute deals before the transfer window shuts today.[LNB]The Liverpool boss has been looking to boost his strikeforce and says he has money to spend following the sale of Andriy Voronin and Andrea Dossena.[LNB]However, he doesn't have enough to land his main targets and says it will be 'difficult' to add to the acquisition of Maxi Rodriguez on a free transfer.[LNB]"It's not easy if we want to bring in more players now," he said.[LNB]'We have sold Voronin and Dossena so we have some money but the question is whether the players are available or not.[LNB]'It is more difficult because you have to spend big money if you want to sign a fantastic player or maybe you have the money but they will not be available.[LNB]'We have some names who we are trying to see if we can do something. We have two or three we are looking at but it will be difficult.[LNB]'To bring in Maxi was good because he understands the game and can play good football.[LNB]'If you can bring someone who can add something then that's positive but if you cannot we have to manage with the players we have.'[LNB]This time last year Benitez vowed Robbie Keane was staying before he was promptly sold back to Tottenham. However, this time he insists Ryan Babel is staying put.[LNB]"Last year we knew Tottenham were very interested in Robbie Keane so we had to play a game,' he added. "This year, we are not playing any game. Babel will stay."

Source: Liverpool_Echo