Yesterday I wrote an article detailing five reasons why Liverpool need to buy players in this month's transfer window. Having read the comments on both the article and my Twitter account, it's become clear that the Liverpool fans, or at least those who read my work, are in full agreement that the Reds must bring players into the club.
It occurred to me afterwards that there is indeed a sixth reason why Liverpool should buy players. To lift the mood of the fans.
At the moment, Liverpool fans are feeling down. Down about the poor performances and results so far this season, down about the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City and down about being without Luis Suarez for seven more games.
There is a pocket of the Liverpool support already calling for Kenny Dalglish to be removed as manager, such is the displeasure in some quarters. As a result of this, I thought I'd put together a list of players that would perhaps turn the tide and get the entire fanbase back where they belong, behind Kenny.
Last week, I put forward a list of seven players that the Liverpool fans would love to see the club sign. In order not to repeat myself, what I thought I would do this week is take a look at five of the best signings Liverpool have ever made in January, as well as five potential signings that would really lift the mood of the fans and make them happy.
For the purpose of making the fans happy, I have included no English players on this list. For the purpose of remaining realistic, I am not including any players whose clubs are still involved in the Champions League, or any players likely to cost £25million or more.
I hope you enjoy.