Liverpool need players, of that there is no doubt.
Impressive performances in the Carling and FA Cups haven't drawn attention away from a poor league campaign thus far.
I am just as tired of writing it as people are of hearing it, but Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez alone are not capable of firing Liverpool into the Champions League.
Creativity is still lacking, as is a top finisher that might help the Merseyside club get back to where they need to be both commercially and psychologically.
Winning is a habit, and if Liverpool spend wisely in the summer then they could be a lot further up the table this time next year than they are now.
Here are this weeks latest transfer stories.