Liverpool were simply happy to get back to playing football once more at the weekend, after a summer that has seen Luis Suarez dominate the headlines.
The 1-0 win over Stoke City was pleasing on many levels, with new signings Iago Aspas, Kolo Toure, and penalty hero Simon Mignolet all impressing.
But despite the winning start, manager Brendan Rodgers is still desperate to add to his squad before the close of the transfer window in two weeks, and is not finding it easy.
The Liverpool boss has stated he is now looking for quality players to come straight into the first team, and has been linked with a host of big names – only for each rumoured move to end in frustration.
The lack of European football is clearly proving a problem in attracting players to Anfield, and Rodgers is aware he is caught in a vicious cycle as he attempts to get Liverpool back into those highly coveted top four positions.
The signs on Saturday were positive, and if Rodgers can add further talent whilst keeping Luis Suarez at the club, this could yet prove a very exciting season for Liverpool.
The talent he has missed out on so far though is proof that getting the club back to where he feels they belong is going to be no easy task.
Here we have identified the top 5 missed transfer opportunities for the Reds this summer.