By Chris Wright
“I wonder if Jonathan Greening’s back on the market yet?”
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he will be allowed access to NESV’s coinpurse come the turn of the year, and that he is looking to mirror Harry Redknapp ‘s ‘gung-ho’ approach to squad assembly by making several January signings to help mould the Reds in his image.
“It is starting to feel more like my side, but it is still a team that I have not put together. I want to make that clear. I took the team over and I have not made that many changes.
“I brought in (Paul) Konchesky to play left-back, Raul Meireles to replace (Javier) Mascherano and Joe Cole came in at the same time as me as well as Christian Poulsen. The other players I have inherited.
“I think I would be a good comparison with Tottenham because Harry Redknapp came in there just as I came into Fulham, so he will just be completing three years and he has brought in a lot of players.
“I am more than happy to take responsibility for this squad but it takes a coach more than five or six months to make his stamp on a club.