Liverpool started their January transfer window with a bang, bringing Daniel Sturridge in for a reported £12 million (Guardian). On Sunday night, Sturridge started his Liverpool career on a high, scoring in the FA Cup third-round tie against Mansfield Town only seven minutes into his debut.
A positive first foray into the winter market for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, but reports continually link the Reds with more signings.
On the flipside, Joe Cole sealed a return to West Ham United last week and promptly contributed two assists on his Hammers debut against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Saturday, and there are more linked with the Anfield exit door.
But football is a squad game, and there are some players that Liverpool just can’t afford to lose this January.
Here are five of them—and, as usual, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.