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Liverpool's Carling Cup victory marks the first piece of hardware they have won in six years.
They have not netted any player that has helped Liverpool make a significant impact on the league standings and their director of soccer, Damien Comolli.
His acquisitions left fans scratching their heads.
Despite his glowing reports and unchecked spending, Liverpool as of now has yet to make any returns on these transactions.
Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson are two prime examples. Graham Ruthven of the New York Times writes:
"Before paying £35 million ($55 million) for Andy Carroll, a record fee for an English player, Comolli would have identified the striker’s meager chance conversion rate of 14 percent.
And before signing Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for £16 million ($25.5 million), he must have noticed that Henderson, an England under-21 international, had had only 4 assists in 37 games, despite being hailed as one of the brightest young attacking midfielders in the Premier League."
Rodgers has to deal with a burnt hole in the team's wallet and needs to either trade these players to other teams and bring in more proven, cheaper players or stick with Carroll and Henderson in the hopes they turn it around.
Liverpool has always prided itself as a fast attacking, high-powered offense that remains tactically disciplined.
If Rodgers is able to find players that fit that mold, he needs to waste no time in their acquisition.
As of now, Rodgers should have his eyes on former Reds player Xabi Alonso, someone who meshed well with the team's style of play.
Alonso has publicly stated his support and fandom to the club and new manager, according to The Chester Chronicle, so it wouldn't be a stretch to see him in a jersey some point soon.
Rodgers's tenure will most likely hinge on him making crucial roster moves like this.