Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed "there won't be a lot of transfer activity from the Merseysiders - if any - over the course of the January period," even though recent reports claimed they are ready to launch a bid for La Liga sensation forward Luciano Vietto.

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 eight in the table, five points away the top four and 18 points behind leaders Chelsea.

This way it was expected that the Merseysiders would make further additions with at least a goalkeeper and a striker during the January transfer window in order to overcome the situation.

But Rodgers has claimed his intention is to get the best out of his current squad rather than making new signings.

"My first look is always within. We have seen how we have adapted the team and the structure of the team in order to make that work. I still think we've got players that can do that for us," the boss said, according to Liverpool official website.

"So there won't be much activity for us in January. We brought in a lot of players over the course of the summer that we feel can develop, and those players are now starting to adapt to the life here at Liverpool and our way of working.

"There won't be a lot of transfer activity from us - if any - over the course of the January period. My job is to coach and manage the players that are currently here and work hard at maximizing the talent that they have. That's what we'll look to do."

Last season Rodgers missed out on two targets in Mohamed Salah and Yevhen Konoplyanka, and is ready to do the same unless a good opportunity arrives.

"I don't think it's a good time to spend. If you look at last year, we never brought anyone in. My job is to coach the players we've brought in, to manage them," he said.

"If there is something that's available, the beauty of our owners here is that they will always back what it is we want to do. If there was something there that we felt would improve us for the short-term and longer term, we would pretty much do that.

"Unless it was something that was going to significantly improve us, I don't want to stockpile players here. We have got some outstanding young talents out on loan."