This weekend saw Liverpool drop points at home after a hard fought 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.
The Reds battled back from 2-0 to gain a point after goals form Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard.
It was the first time Liverpool have dropped points at home since the 1-0 defeat to Southampton in September, and by far their worst performance since that loss.
Brendan Rodgers will take heart from his side's comeback, but will be well aware that this is a game Liverpool must be winning if their Champions League aspirations are to be fulfilled.
If the Liverpool manager wasn't aware before this game that his squad is not strong enough, he will be now, as there was no game changing players to bring off the bench like the top four teams have.
His shoe sting squad was further compelled by the knee injury to Lucas Leiva, Brendan Rodgers will be sweating over the results of the pending scan to reveal the extent of the injury.
The Liverpool owner John W Henry attended his first Liverpool game under Brendan Rodgers this weekend, his timely appearance will be the perfect opportunity for the gaffer to discuss potential transfers incoming at Anfield, and Liverpool fans will be hoping the American will get his chequebook out with the transfer window deadline approaching.
One name constantly mentioned is Basel winger Mohamed Salah, the pacey Egyptian is exactly what the Reds need to bolster their squad, he is very creative and has a great goalscoring record from midfield, 20 goals in 78 games for Basel and goals from midfield is what Liverpool lack, as they have been accused of relying far too much on SAS, Suarez and Sturridge.
Another name linked with Liverpool is Yann M'Vila of Rubin Kazan, the defensive midfielder would provide great competition in midfield and cover for the injured Lucas Leiva.
The Frenchman had been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham in previous windows, however, the Reds seem favourites this January to get his signature and put their push for Champions League football back on track.
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