Last Updated: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 09:49
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his squad is not strong enough to compete on all fronts ahead of their FA Cup tie at Mansfield.
Rodgers is set to make a number of changes for the trip to non-league Mansfield on Sunday but the Reds boss is concerned he doesn't have the strength in depth to compete in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup.
There has been talk that the pitch at Field Mill could be Liverpool's biggest problem on Sunday, but Rodgers is unconcerned by the state of the playing surface at Mansfield ahead of the third-round tie.
"You don't worry too much about the pitch," Rodgers said. "You play to get the result in whichever style you need to play and we'll take it as it comes.
"It's going to be extremely difficult and it's always been a concern but we know that as a club and we know where we are going to be at this year."
Liverpool have already secured the services of Daniel Sturridge in a £12million deal from Chelsea and are expected to re-sign Tom Ince from Championship side Blackpool in January but no more new arrivals are anticipated.
Rodgers admits he doesn't have the strength in depth he would like at Anfield but admits it will take time for him to build up his Liverpool squad.
He added: "The depth of our squad is nowhere near in order to compete on all fronts. But we're Liverpool and you have to go out there and give your all and that's what we aim to do. We've had one transfer window and that was where we had to lose a number of players in the summer."
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