January's transfer window could make or break Liverpool's season. Their thin, youth-packed squad has competed gallantly so far, and this weekend moves them into the top half, four points from fourth. However, the Reds need more depth in order to get a European place this year.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was left with a depleted playing squad in August following Andy Carroll's loan departure and the failure to sign Clint Dempsey. What's more, Liverpool's second-choice striker Fabio Borini was ruled out for three months in October after he broke his foot.
The gaps in the squad have been filled by youth players. 18-year-old winger Raheem Sterling has impressed so much that he gained "first team status" early on, whilst defender Andre Wisdom has been a solid backup to the full-backs.
However, Liverpool need to reinforce in January in order to have any chance of reaching the European places. Their comeback win against West Ham saw the Reds move into the top half of the Premier League table for the first time this campaign, but they have been outclassed by rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
So here are seven transfer targets Brendan Rodgers needs to snap up in the coming window.