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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to keep his side inside the top six before returning to the transfer market in January.
The Reds made a terrific start to the season with three wins on the bounce taking them to the top of the Premier League table.
In the last two games Rodgers’ men have dropped points with a draw away at Swansea and a defeat last weekend to Southampton.
Liverpool will now face managerless Sunderland on Sunday in a game which will see former Black Cats keeper Simon Mignolet return to his old club for the first time.
On Wednesday they narrowly lost 1-0 to Manchester United in the Capital One Cup which now allows the Reds to focus on the league, with the FA Cup not starting until the new year when the January transfer window will be open for business.
Rodgers is hoping the lack of distractions can be an advantage before he tries to bring in some new players half way through the season.
“Now we can only concentrate on the league up until Christmas,” he told Sky Sports.
“So we have to make sure we stay up in that top six in the league and keep fighting and hopefully we can reinforce in January.
“I think the players have made an excellent start. We were flat and subdued at the weekend and we couldn’t get going – part of that was because of the players we had available.”