Liverpool saw their hopes of a top four finish all but go up in smoke yesterday, going down to a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.
Brendan Rodgers side now trail the Gunners by nine points, and also trail fourth placed Manchester United by eight points after Louis van Gaal saw his side pick up another three points at home to Aston Villa.
Prior to the back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal, Liverpool had been the form side in the country, going on a run of 13 league games without defeat.
But these consecutive losses have shown the Reds are simply not good enough for the top four this season, with the opening four months of the campaign particularly disappointing.
Brendan Rodgers faces a challenge to get his side back to the heights at which they were at last season, and may well enter the transfer market this summer in an attempt to rectify some of the mistakes he made with signings last time around.
Here we have identified five reported transfer targets he would do well to avoid.
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