Kenny Dalglish's 2011-12 Liverpool side scored just 47 goals in 38 games last season, good for 11th in the Premier League.
Despite the shortcomings, Brendan Rodgers allowed three of his attackers, Craig Bellamy, Andy Carroll and Dirk Kuyt, to leave, with only one new striker, Fabio Borini, coming in.
As a result, the Reds have next to no forwards in the squad behind Borini and Luis Suarez. The need is not one that can be addressed in the next transfer window. It is one that needs to be addressed now.
Fortunately, despite the 2012 summer transfer window having closed, the Reds still have the option of pursuing club-less players. There are a few free agents available, and Rodgers could look to pounce.
Here are four free-agent targets the Reds could pursue.