Liverpool were arguably one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs during the summer transfer window, bringing in eight new first team players in total.
The Reds appeared to have learned their lesson from the previous transfer window disaster involving the Andy Carroll fiasco, as this summer saw them go about their business in a fairly quiet and professional manner.
The club’s fine start to the season has come somewhat unstuck in the last couple of weeks, as Rodgers has watched his side go three games without a win in all competitions.
The 1-0 defeat to Southampton last weekend really highlighted the lack of depth still in the Liverpool squad once injuries have struck.
With full backs Glen Johnson and Aly Cissokho out injured and Jose Enrique reportedly not fully fit, Rodgers went for four centre backs against the Saints, which was an idea which backfired terribly.
With Luis Suarez completing the tenth game of his ten game ban, and perhaps most crucially the injury to Philippe Coutino, Liverpool looked out of ideas, and deservedly got nothing from the game.
It was a harsh wake up call for the Reds, who had started the season superbly up until that point. But the injuries they have picked up already highlight the lack of depth in their squad compared to their rivals, and may mean Rodgers goes back into the transfer market in January.
How much money Rodgers has available remains to be seen, as he spent a combined £25 million on new centre backs on deadline day, with Mamadou Sakho costing £17 million from PSG.
Nevertheless we have identified five players who could follow the French international to Anfield this January.