Liverpool are a big fan of passing statistics, we all know that, but their defenders (Sakho and Skrtel) aren't exactly the most technically gifted players.
No-nonsense centre-backs, sure, but not exactly the ball-playing defenders to go with Rodgers' gameplan.
It would appear the Liverpool manager is trying to change that after the Premier League club are doing their best to help the young Rafael Paez develop by sending him on loan to Sporting Gijon.
Paez has been described as a great passer of the ball, and according to Marca, Gijon are in early talks to signing the young starlet.
After RAC1 reported yesterday that Liverpool were in talks to sign Barcelona's young winger Adama Traoré, Sport have an update on Friday.
The Spanish paper claim the La Liga champions would be prepared to let the youngster go for as little as €10m, but would like a clause included in the deal.
True to Barcelona fashion, the club would like a buy-back clause set up, at least for the first two years of his Liverpool contract, but it's not thought to be a deal breaker.
It's believed the same has been done with Gerard Deulofeu at Everton, allowing the club to bring back the players for a set fee without taking into account how much the player is worth a few years later.