Rodgers bemoans target fees
Brendan Rodgers claims over-inflated price tags are hampering his efforts to bolster the Liverpool squad in the transfer window.
The Reds' chief has had some success in the market after adding Swansea's Joe Allen to the Anfield ranks, having met the midfielder's £15million release clause, while Roma striker striker Fabio Borini was previously brought in for £11million.
However Rodgers is still desperate to bring in further reinforcements with Fulham's Clint Dempsey believed to be one of his main transfer targets.
But Rodgers, who moved to Merseyside from Swansea in June, has found it difficult to do business as he claims rival clubs try and milk as much money as possible from Liverpool.
He told the Daily Mail: "It's absolutely incredible. It's always complex at a big club but what I've learned here very quickly is that the minute Liverpool are interested, it adds about two noughts on to the price tag of a player.
"It's probably a wee bit frustrating for everyone, including myself, that we haven't got signings coming in quicker, but I think we've seen the squad we've got here already is a good one, I'm just trying to improve it a little.
"I don't know if I expect more signings to follow rapidly after Joe arrives, but certainly our hunt continues."