Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool are open to making additions in January, if there is an opportunity to strengthen the squad.

The Reds have struggled in the league in the first half of the season. They have accumulated 22 points from 17 games and are nine points behind fourth place West Ham United.

The former Swansea manager admitted that summer signing Mario Balotelli does not suit Liverpool's style of play. With the Italian international struggling and Daniel Sturridge injured since September, Rodgers is lacking options on the attacking front.

The Merseyside club have also struggled in the back four as they have already conceded 24 goals, and scored only 21 goals so far this season.

"There will always be speculation. If there's a possibility to strengthen we will take a look, for the right type of player," Rodgers explained.

"I would never question the character of this team. Slowly our game is coming back together."

"January to the end of the season was wonderful. We exceeded many people's expectations, rubber-stamped an identity."

"The opening part of this season has been less impressive, but there are reasons for that. In the last few weeks, the belief and confidence are growing again," he added.

Meanwhile, Liverpool visit Turf Moor as they face Burnley in the Boxing Day clash on Friday. Rodgers, who is expecting a tough challenge in the next encounter, heaped praise on Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

"Turf Moor is a lovely ground, but it's difficult to go and play there against guys working very hard to stay in the league. But for us it's about taking our game there and hopefully giving them more problems," the Liverpool manager said.

"Sean's been outstanding. I know him very well from when we worked together at Watford. I was the manager there and he was the youth team coach and he's done a great job."

"They're always in the game. I think it was only against West Brom were they were a little disappointing and not at their best. All the other matches they've been very good," Rodgers concluded.