There can be no doubt that Liverpool have made huge progress throughout the course of the 2013/14 season, and with 10 games to play, the Reds sit second in the Premier League table.
Despite their healthy position in the league, there seems to be a repetitive murmuring that Liverpool are simply not good enough to end their wait for a league title this year and that next year will see them as serious contenders.
Brendan Rodgers has done wonders with a squad that, compared to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, is certainly short on numbers. This coupled with numerous injuries to key players makes the achievements of Rodgers' side all the more impressive.
This article will look at the areas on the pitch that—in this writer's opinion—the Reds need to improve if they are to progress to the level that Rodgers and all Reds fans aspire to be at.
There have been dozens of names linked with a summer switch to Anfield, the likes of Yevhen Konoplyanka, Alex Song, Isco and Jan Vertonghen all mooted as possible future Reds.
This article will focus on three individuals who would make an immediate impact at the club and indeed take Liverpool to the next level.
Each players selected will be judged on what they can bring to the side and how they can be superior to the options already at Rodgers' disposal.