Despite a poor start to the 2012-13 season, Liverpool could become English Premier League contenders with a few good signings.
The Reds have started playing some really good football lately but have yet to transfer that into results. Manager Brendan Rodgers inherited a side that had one of the best defenses in 2011-12, but the team has allowed 12 goals in seven league games.
The problems continue on the offensive end as well, with only nine goals scored in those seven games. Liverpool will continue to create chances as they get more comfortable with Brendan Rodgers' system, but the squad could use a world-class finisher.
Despite Liverpool's problems at the back, there is enough experience, talent and depth in that area to fix any issues. Where Liverpool does need help is in the midfield and attack.
Here are five players who could help Liverpool become Premier League contenders.