Liverpool make the short trip to Everton’s Goodison Park on Saturday, knowing a win against their local rivals will go a long way to convincing everyone they have what it takes to gate crash the top four this season.
Brendan Rodgers has got his side playing attractive, attacking football that this season is earning results.
Too often last season, decent performances ended with the wrong result, but it seems the Reds have stopped making such a mess of things when the smaller sides visit Anfield.
2013 has seen Rodgers’ men put four or more goals past the likes of Swansea City, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City at Anfield; teams that so often in the past would leave Merseyside with a hard fought point or even more.
Whilst the Reds’ boss will be the first to admit his side needs to do better against their direct rivals, this fact may well prove the difference this time around.
A lot will depend on who Rodgers can add to the squad in January.
The Liverpool boss has said he is looking for players who can come in and make an immediate impact in the same way Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho did last January.
But without the funds of his direct rivals, Rodgers will have to be more clever than most in his January business.
Here we have identified five of the most attainable transfers available for the Reds this January.
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