Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers aims to put the recent misery at the club behind them as he looks to the future having endured the worst start to a season in 50 years.
Their inability to replace Andy Carroll on the last day of the transfer window has been pin pointed by many as the reason for the poor start, but Rogers, speaking to Liverpool Fan site and Bloggers at Melwood today said he only wants to concentrate on the current players at the club, "We're in a position where we've got 25 games minimum between now and January so we're going to be stretched to the limit.
I've spoken to the players and if they get little niggles they have to man-up. We have to all come together and be strong.”
Both Liverpool and Rodgers have been apologetic to the fans over the situation and it is expected that they will be active in the transfer market come January, but for now the Irishman believes it's imperative to move on. He said, "I've always been an advocate of, as soon as the season starts it should finish.” Speaking of the summer transfer window “It's no good for managers trying to get their squad together."
It also appears that communication and the relationship between the 39 year old and the owners is still intact after rumours that the former Swansea boss had felt unhappy at their lack of support during the summer.
"I've had long conversations with the owners and I've got to say they have been very honest and very up front right from the off.” Rogers declared.
"I came here first and foremost because of the owners. I felt a genuine honesty in their approach to it and in how they wanted to go forward with the football club. Of course the window didn't quite go to plan but moving forward, a great deal of learning has taken place.”
Youth players are now expected to be thrust into the limelight, at least until January.
One player who has definitely benefited is 17 year old, Raheem Stirling, who made his Premier League debut against Manchester City and kept his place in the defeat to Arsenal last Sunday.
It does not get much easier for Liverpool as they face a tough away trip to play Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, followed by a home tie against bitter rivals Manchester United after the international break.