Liverpool’s wishlist for the January transfer window is now down to just four players, according to skysports.com.
The Reds have been linked with moves for numerous players next month, but it is widely accepted they do have a list in mind.
And now, with the help of new director of football strategy Damian Comolli, they have finalised those targets and are keen to get negotiations underway.
Liverpool have heavily been linked with moves for a striker to partner Fernando Torres and a winger, preferably left-footed.
The one player named by Sky Sports is Wigan wideman Charles N’Zogbia, who can also slot in as a left-back if needed.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll could be the targetman spoken about by the Liverpool top brass but comments from the 21-year-old will have dented their hopes of bringing him to Anfield.
Other players interesting Hodgson are West Ham’s out-of-form frontman Carlton Cole and wantaway Ajax ace Luis Suarez.
A right-back and central defender complete Liverpool’s shopping list, with the surprise being the exclusion of a holding midfielder.
With Glen Johnson reportedly disillusioned at Anfield, it seems likely Rid Fanni will be the subject of an offer while a replacement for Jamie Carragher or Daniel Agger could also be on his way – but no rumours of names as of yet.
It was a widely held view that Damian Comolli had given Hodgson glowing reviews of Yann M’Vila but a transfer for the Rennes player may be shelved until the summer.