Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played down talk of being heavily involved in the January transfer window, saying that he will be focusing on using the players he already has available for the second half of the season.

When quizzed about January spending ahead of his side's clash with Leicester at Anfield on New Year's Day, Rodgers said, "There won't be a lot of transfer activity from us, if any, over the course of the January period".

"I don't want to stockpile our players. My focus will always be from what we've got from within. If there's something else available I would take it to the owners, and take that from there," he added.

The former Swansea boss already signed nine new players in Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo, Alberto Moreno and Divock Origi (who remains on loan at Lille) in order to diminish the impact left by Luis Suarez's departure.

But Liverpool have struggled in the first part of the campaign to replicate their impressive form in the previous season, and are eighth in the table, five points off the top four and 18 points behind leaders Chelsea.