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Liverpool are hopeful the managerial chaos at Chelsea will not impact on their efforts to sign Daniel Sturridge in January.
Sturridge, currently injured and out of the Chelsea side, is Brendan Rodgers' prime target and it is understood the England striker is anxious to move to Anfield.
The appointment of Rafa Benítez could complicate matters if he intends to utilise Sturridge more than his predecessor Roberto Di Matteo, although with talks already having taken place at executive level it may be too late for the new manager to influence the decision.
"You never know when new managers go into clubs, but we will see what happens over the course of the market for us," said Rodgers.
"Hopefully we can get a few in. Obviously Ian Ayre has been dealing with transfer stuff in the background and doing a great job along with the recruitment team."