Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool's January business will be limitedGetty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the club will not make any signings during the January transfer window after failing to recall Divock Origi from his loan spell at Lille.

Origi moved to Anfield during the summer but was loaned back to the Ligue 1 side for the duration of the season.

Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert's struggles in front of goal, which have seen the Liverpool trio net just three league goals this season, have seen Rodgers attempt to recall the Belgian international but Lille were demanding a fee for the cancellation of the loan deal.

Rodgers has revealed the club have abandoned attempts to sign Origi but he is excited over the prospect of the 19-year-old striker, who has scored four goals this season, joining Liverpool from next season.

"That was the original deal [that he would join at the end of the season], there were a few discussions in January but it was merely to see where it was at," Rodgers told Talksport. "The likelihood is he will stay at Lille.

"I think he is a real exciting young talent. You saw him at the World Cup. I think he's got everything for the Premier League. He's fast, he's got great feet, tactically very good and works very hard.

"His stature is set up for coming to the Premier League and he's a real good kid, he's humble and wants to work well. He just needs to finish off his season with Lille and we'll get him in the summer."

The Liverpool boss added that unlike rivals Manchester City and Arsenal, the club are not pursuing deals in the January window and are content with their squad after successive summers of extensive spending.

"It will be quiet," he told Talksport. "I've said that we wouldn't be doing much over the course of January.

"There are players who are linked with Liverpool all the time. That may be agents looking to get their player a move. And by association with Liverpool it will help but it will be pretty quiet."

Rodgers also gave an update on striker Daniel Sturridge, who has been out of action just a few weeks into the current season last year.

He said: "It has obviously been very difficult for us because he is a top-class player and he's been out since August. He's been working very hard on his rehab so we're hoping somewhere near the end of this month he will be back."