The Reds publicly embarrassed themselves, and potentially ruined their top four chances…
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What the Reds needed:
A left-back, a defensive midfielder, a winger and a striker
Ideally, Liverpool needed to make four new signings this January. First-choice left-back Jose Enrique has been crocked all season, and his understudy Aly Cissokho is woefully technically inept.
With holding midfielder Lucas picking up an injury this month also, they needed to replace him, especially with Joe Allen similarly sidelined.
Elsewhere, Brendan Rodgers has very few genuine wide options. Teenager Raheem Sterling and loanee Victor Moses are all the Northern Irishman has on the flanks, which is especially weak compared to Liverpool’s top four rivals Tottenham and Manchester United.
Finally, although Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are two of the best strikers in the country, there’s nothing in the squad capable of backing them up should one of them pick up an injury before the end of the season…
Who they targeted:
They also were linked to a number of defensive midfielders including AC Milan’s Nigel De Jong, Rubin Kazan’s Yann M’Vila and Porto’s Fernando – but none of those moves seemingly passed preliminary discussions.
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