Liverpool were tipped for big things this season after the capture of Mohamed Salah in the summer.
It was easy to envisage a Liverpool team that was unstoppable going forwards, with Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho causing serious damage to opposing defences.
They would paper over the cracks over a leaky defence and put the Reds in position to compete for a trophy.
But nearly two months into the new season and Jurgen Klopp’s side has been far from clinical.
In the four Premier League matches since their 4-0 win over Arsenal in August, Liverpool have attempted 82 shots on goal.
Only five of them have resulted in goals.
Quite how the Reds managed just four points from their dominant performances against Sevilla, Burnley, Spartak Moscow and Newcastle United is a mystery.
Liverpool need a striker
It’s become blatantly clear that this Liverpool team isn’t ready to compete for the Premier League title, and is more than a Naby Keita away from being able to do so.
What is also becoming apparent is their need for a natural goalscorer.
Klopp’s attempts to have Firmino, Salah and Mane pitch in with enough goals combined is fine but it isn’t working.
They could surely do with a centre forward, an Alvaro Morata or Romelu Lukaku, whose main responsibility is to score.
Steven Gerrard would love Kane at Liverpool
If Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard had his way, Harry Kane would be the one.
Gerrard has become the latest to express his admiration for the Tottenham Hotspur striker, who improved his burgeoning reputation with 13 goals in September.
And Gerrard wishes he wore red instead of white.
"He is the in-form player in world football, in terms of goals scored and how he is playing," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.
"I love the player and I love the character. I watch his interviews a lot and I have also met him on a couple of occasions.
"I think he is a perfect role model and an ambassador for the game. I love the way he goes about his work.
"I've also spoken to people who know him better than myself and I've heard he is obsessed and relentless on the training ground. I am sure he is getting the rewards now for all that hard work.
"I am glad he is English, I wish he was a Red!
"I am really happy for him with the form he is in and I am really enjoying watching him at the moment."
Kane will demand a crazy fee
It remains to be seen how long Spurs can keep Kane for.
Gerrard would love the 24-year-old at Anfield but he would probably balk at the fee Daniel Levy would demand.