In an interview a few weeks ago, Brendan Rodgers discussed his transfer policy for the summer.
As reported by ESPN, he claimed that, “I am happy with the squad if I can then put another three or four quality players to it.”
Unfortunately, that just is not going to cut it.
Liverpool are on the cusp of being a truly formidable side. Unfortunately, as so many commentators have said, too often it is one step forward, two steps back. Every time you think the Reds are on the verge of a breakthrough—there is a Southampton or a West Brom.
Between the last two transfer windows, the club has done an outstanding job of clearing the decks. The likes of Joe Cole, Charlie Adam and Alberto Aquilani among others were burdening the wage bill.
They have rightfully been moved on.
Yet, while the quality of their replacements has been promising, their sheer numbers are insufficient.
Liverpool do not need a whole new roster of superstars, but they do need fine tuning. Most importantly, they need an infusion of depth to give the club different options and spell the starters. They also need a few veterans to give the side confidence when facing the top ten.
All of the above do not necessarily need to be expensive additions. Many will be squad additions.
However, "3 or 4" additions is well short of the mark.