Although Liverpool is coming off a memorable week of defeating both Manchester United and Manchester City, many fans will still view the Red’s season as some what of a disappointment in the making. Currently sitting in seventh spot in the English Premier League, 18 points behind league-leaders Manchester City and six points back of Chelsea for the coveted Champions League spot, Liverpool must bolster up their roster to have a shot at claiming a top-four finish by season’s end.
It would also be possible to salvage their season through earning hardware in the FA Cup and Carling Cup competitions, both of which they are now certainly among the favourites to win. However, what Kenny Dalglish desires most is for his squad to make a charge at a Champions League birth for next season. Six points back with 16 matches remaining is surely not an unattainable task, but making some key transfer window signings will give them the best chance.
Scousers and diehard Liverpool fans have witnessed an impressive defensive campaign this season, giving up the second-fewest goals in the English Premier League while boasting a back-four that is growing in confidence. The return of Steven Gerrard from a string of injuries has provided a much needed flair in the midfield.
Despite the stellar and emotional play of Luis Suarez since making Anfield his home, Liverpool’s inability to score goals has been their Achilles heel all season. Dalglish must sign another striker, or two, to compensate for a struggling Andy Carroll. They need an attacker who is able to pick up the scoring pace rather than try to set an all-time record for hitting posts and crossbars in a season.
Here are a handful of names that Kenny Dalglish should highly consider for the stretch run of the season: