Liverpool get linked with any number of new signings during the transfer windows, and this January has been no different. Championship players, foreign-based players, international superstars—a whole host of them come and go in the media column inches for a few weeks, while at most one or two are likely to arrive.
Daniel Sturridge joined the Reds early on in January. Joe Cole and, soon after, Nuri Sahin trod the opposite path.
A couple of youngsters have left on loan, too, and Brendan Rodgers has let fans know not to expect too much more to happen...but the rumours persist.
From a supporter's perspective, sometimes the rumours just don't cover the basics.
Like, areas of the team which need improvement. Players who would actually be a step up from those already at the club. Individuals who aren't going to need a substantial, and perhaps unrealistic, initial outlay of cash.
Sometimes there're players just lying around waiting to be picked up who just might be a perfect fit for the club. Here're four players that the Reds would do well to consider adding to their squad, either during January or in the summer.
These are players who haven't been linked with a transfer to the Reds for this current transfer window—but in some cases have been with other teams.