Despite what has been considered in some quarters an uneven or unimpressive start, Liverpool have shown great consistency over the past few months in being hard to beat, defending well and picking up points away from home.
Piece by piece, the build-up phase and attacking are also coming together for the team, but further additions are certainly needed.
Using an under-performing £20 million winger, a left-back or an expensive free transfer as part of the attack shows how much work Brendan Rodgers still has to do, but it's not a simple matter of choosing any available forward and expecting them to fit in well.
Nor is it about simply bringing in a "goalscorer".
Liverpool already have one—Luis Suarez has hit 13 goals this season in all competitions and is excelling in a false nine role as the main centre-forward.
Rodgers and his scouting team therefore need to identify the player, or players, who can fit in with the Uruguayan and help him play even better, as well as provide the quality, invention and goals in the attacking third to propel the side further up the league table.
Suarez needs to stay central to the Reds' attack; the players who come in need to complement him by making runs from wide areas into the central zones he vacates. At least one of these is required as a priority before any out-and-out strikers are considered.
Here are five forwards who could do the job: two left-footed, right-sided forwards; a further two complete opposites and one central attacker who can play either as a lone front man or a more withdrawn second striker, for those occasions when the manager switches formation.