Alan Shearer: Brendan Rodgers has spent £211m but only ONE of his Liverpool signings has been a succ

Philippe Coutinho has starred for the Reds since moving to Anfield but the likes of Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren have flopped.

TV pundit Alan Shearer claims Brendan Rodgers can only consider one of his 24 signings as Liverpool manager to have been a success.

Kop boss Rodgers has splurged £211m on new recruits since taking charge at Anfield in 2012 but, according to Shearer, only £8.5m of that money was well spent.

The Newcastle legend reckons PFA Player of the Year nominee Philippe Coutinho has been Rodgers' ONLY good signing.

And he says the Northern Irishman's poor record in the transfer market could bring his future as manager into question.

"I would argue only Philippe Coutinho has been an unqualified success, while Daniel Sturridge spends too long injured," Shearer wrote in his column in The Sun.

"That is not a good transfer record and it is the reason doubts will be creeping in at boardroom level."

Despite spending over £100m last summer following their unsuccessful title tilt, Liverpool struggled to attract players from the top bracket of world football.

Their highest profile import came in the form of Mario Balotelli who has flopped on Merseyside, netting just one Premier League goal all campaign.

And Shearer reckons it will be even harder for Rodgers to entice big names this time around without the lure of Champions League football.

"They need to sign world-class players," Shearer added. "Yet they couldn't sign them last year when they were in the Champions League, so it is going to be even harder now they are out of it."

Source: Daily Mirror


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