No late transfer window buys for Liverpool FC boss Rafa Benitez

01 February 2010 08:00
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RAFA BENITEZ insists it's unlikely Liverpool will complete any last minute deals before the transfer window shuts today.

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.

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.

"It's not easy if we want to bring in more players now," he said.

'We have sold Voronin and Dossena so we have some money but the question is whether the players are available or not.

'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.

'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.

'To bring in Maxi was good because he understands the game and can play good football.

'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.'

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.

"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