Following Liverpool's impressive start to the 2013/14 season, it is important that they are still fighting in and amongst the big boys when the chance to strengthen the side next comes around.
When the transfer window opens in January, the Reds will no doubt be linked with numerous players both domestically and from abroad.
It is important the Reds strengthen in the right areas and do not pay over the odds for players as they have in previous years.
However, if last January's window is anything to go by, then Brendan Rodgers' eye for a bargain is second to none.
The £8.5 million signing of Philippe Coutinho and £12 million capture of Daniel Sturridge may have looked like extravagant purchases at the time, but both players settled quickly at Anfield and have been nothing short of sensational.
The January transfer window often sees clubs paying over the odds for players and managers left red-faced when their expensive acquisitions fail to set the world alight, with Andy Carroll being a prime example.
If the Reds go into the window with the kind of form that they have shown in the early weeks of the season, then one or two quality additions could make a huge difference to how the second half of the season pans out.
This article will analyse one "dream target," then three individuals who could make a real difference to Rodgers' side in 2014.