As we approach the halfway mark of a quite incredible Premier League campaign the title race is perhaps the most open in recent history, with just two points separating five teams at the top of the table.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton have all shown glimpses of their potential in a rollercoaster ride since August, while it would also be foolish to rule out defending champions Manchester United eight points adrift.

With so many teams eyeing Champions League qualification and ultimately glory come May this season's January transfer window is likely to be pivotal, with the right signing capable of tipping the balance.

While Liverpool and the chasing pack focus on a furious festive programme of fixtures let's look a little further ahead and see where a crucial addition or two could make all the difference.

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