With the pre-season transfer window closing in a few weeks and the Premier League managers all shuffling their packs to name their 25 man squads, Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson still has some business to do before the end of the month.
A whole host players have been linked with the Reds in the last weeks, with rumours of 'so and so' coming to Anfield making the sports headlines.
But given the club's precarious financial situation, most of the players lined up to grace Anfield, are as close to arriving there as Lionel Messi is.
There is far too much pure fantasy surrounding some of the names linked to Liverpool Football Club. Of course there are many players that fans would love to see playing for the Reds, but realistically many of these are simply hopes and dreams.
Credit where credit is due, Hodgson has done well to secure the services of Joe Cole and there are a few others that he could well bring into his squad.
But there are still 5 areas where the Liverpool gaffer needs still to strengthen his squad and find the players to fill these positions.