Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/1/12
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he does not yet know whether he will be able to buy - or even afford - on-loan midfielder Nuri Sahin. The Turkey international, who arrived late in August from Real Madrid , has taken a while to settle in but has scored three goals in his last two starts. Sahin's improvement in form has come at the perfect time with Lucas Leiva still out injured and Jonjo Shelvey suspended. But Rodgers insists it is still too early to make decisions on whether he wants to keep the 24-year-old or even whether Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho would let him go. "I don't look beyond the loan period because there are lots of things which will determine whether he ever came here (permanently)," said the Reds boss. "One has to be availability. Jose (Mourinho) may decide after one year playing he is really the type of player he wants around his squad. "Two: He might not be affordable. Affordability is important as well. "We'd all love Lionel Messi but whether yo...
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