Liverpool are currently in a desperate league position, yet they find themselves with the potential to be Wembley finalists for the second time this season should they defeat Everton in the FA Cup semifinal this weekend.
Dalglish—and perhaps more importantly The Kop—knows that rebuilding has to be done in the summertime.
Players will leave and players will arrive, but what are the dream outcomes Liverpool could hope for?
Here are five dream deals for Reds fans.
Liverpool are desperate for a goalscorer in their team, and Adebayor has proven over the years that he knows where the back of the net is.
Roberto Mancini has recently declared that there are numerous teams interested in the player's signature.
Liverpool need more creativity—particularly from the right side of midfield—and Ibrahim Afellay could be the answer to Kopite prayers.
Afellay has failed to break into the starting XI at Barcelona on a frequent basis, meaning the Dutchman could be available in the summer for a cut-price fee of €12 million.
Afellay has the flexibility to play as an attacking midfielder or a winger.
Andy Carroll hasn't produced for Liverpool Football Club, and he can no longer use the bedding in period as an excuse.
£35 million is well in excess of what the player is actually worth, but I think that most Liverpool fans would be content to see the player sold in the summer on the basis that any money recouped would be spent on a striker that actually scores goals.
If Liverpool could get over £20 million for Carroll and put that toward someone else, I say get the deal done.
Steven Gerrard won't be around forever, and Liverpool have yet to source a long-term replacement for the England midfielder.
While finding another player of Gerrard's calibre is borderline impossible, Eden Hazard is certainly being touted as a potential world-beater.
Hazard has a £33 million release fee built into his contract, which means he certainly wouldn't be a cheap buy, but Liverpool have proven that they have the spending power should they wish to flex their financial muscle.
OK, so the cover photo of Carlos Tevez was a bit of a ruse, but the chances of signing Cristian Tello from Barcelona might not be so far-fetched.
The mere fact that the 20-year-old forward has appeared for the Catalan giants gives you an idea of the player's ability.
Once again, it's a player in an attacking role, but Liverpool need to find a cutting edge if they expect any league progress in the 2012/13 season.
I've tried to include targets that Liverpool have a realistic chance of signing, but truth be told, they may struggle to sign anyone unless they are victorious in the FA Cup.
Mid-table obscurity isn't exactly appealing to world-class players, so Liverpool are going to have to do some severe idea-selling to any potential new signings.
Out of curiosity, I'd be interested to know what Liverpool fans would think of signing Fulham's Clint Dempsey.
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