It’s fair to say that Liverpool had a quiet transfer window over the summer.
Aside from a couple of promising youth additions, plus the signing of veteran goalkeeper Adrian, the Reds didn’t actually bring in anybody new, and it left many fans feeling a little short-changed.
Of course, eight wins out of eight in the Premier League so far might go some way to appeasing those supporters, but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t like to see some new face around Anfield too.
And reliable journalist James Pearce has seemingly supported that viewpoint too, although he doesn’t seem overly optimistic about anything happening.
Writing in a Q&A for the Athletic, he said: “I can’t see much if anything happening [in January].
“Klopp seems happy with what he’s got. Injuries could of course change that approach.
“Personally, I still think LFC are one top-class attacker short.”
There are few people as qualified to talk about the Reds as Pearce, and if he is suggesting that Jurgen Klopp needs to bring in another forward, then you have to respect his verdict.
Certainly, it feels as if the Reds could use a bit of cover up top.
Nobody is displacing Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, or Mo Salah anytime soon, with the three holding an average Whoscored rating of 7.52 between them so far this season.
But if one of them were to pick up a serious injury, then it’s hard to see where the cover would come from.
Divock Origi is a class act, but beyond him, Rhian Brewster is unproven, and Xherdan Shaqiri has barely featured this term.
Another world class, versatile attacking talent would not go amiss, and while January isn’t always the best time to conduct great value business, it could be the extra boost needed for the Reds to go all the way in the Premier League.