In recent weeks, the depth of the Liverpool squad has come under the spotlight and to be quite honest, it has come up short.
Even owner, John Henry, in recent days expressed his shock at the lack of quality of the squad he took over at Anfield. Pundits jumped all over this, pointing the finger of blame on ex-manager Rafa Benitez.
Truth be told, even the most ardent of Rafa's fans would have to agree that the squad did lack depth and quality in areas. However, that is not to say that those gaps would not have been addressed by Benitez had he continued as the manager.
With the current season coming to an end, it is not only the fans casting their eyes and minds forward to the next campaign but also the players. Jamie Carragher has revealed that the players have pretty much consigned this season to the history books and are looking forward to the summer.
That is not to say that all hope of a final assault on fifth spot is over, far from it with Kenny Dalglish as manager. All at Anfield will be fighting till it is mathematically impossible.
However, it is obvious that the squad needs some quality additions, not good squad players but top drawer first teamers. Much has been written about who are the likely players to come to Anfield in the summer and more has been written about those that fans would like to have come in.
But there will be the usual merry-go-round of names and stars linked with the club, close to signing or even have signed pre-contract agreements.
All these rumours make great reading and keep fans chatting on the Internet and in the pubs, but all speculation aside, there are some clear positions where the squad needs strengthening and within these positions, there are some names that John Henry needs to give the go ahead to signing.
The following is not in any order of importance, just simply looking from the defence forward.