Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing have both have failed to live up to their respective transfer fees of £35 million and £18 million.
I don't know what spiel Mike Ashley gave to John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Damien Comolli, but it didn't include Carroll's tendency to drink and the fact he was the manifestation of English hype and short-term form.
Several years ago, Amr Zaki was the in-form forward in the Premier League, but you don't buy him for £35 million in the next transfer window.
January approaches and here are 12 January targets for Kenny Dalglish.
Liverpool need to reinforce in three positions: forward, winger and defensive midfielder.
We'll break it up into four different transfer types: luxury, economically efficient, youth and realistic.