Reds squad is good enough to see the distance.
The January transfer window is often a tortuous process. Checking the gossip pages everyday to see if that one faintly mooted deal will come off and you can rest easy, knowing that there will be a fresh dimension added to your squad.
However, good news rarely ever comes, and when it does it’s an on-again-off-again drawn out affair, or it just won’t work out at all. As it stands, the latter is proving to be true for Reds fans as Brendan Rodgers faces a winter of discontent in the player market.
Over the weekend long time target Mohamed Salah spurned the chance to move to Anfield by joining Chelsea for a knockdown fee of just £11m. A more sickening blow, there could not be.
And the blow was so great that even Brendan Rodgers was forced to admit that there may not be any new faces linking up with the squad at all as transfer deadline day creeps up, set to slam shut on Friday night.
But there is a case for the squad not actually needing any new signings, and that current players returning from injury could be just as reinvigorating.
It’s sometimes easy to forget that the club are still in a transitional period. Rodgers is still implementing drastic changes and the squad are still learning how to get the best out of each other.
However, this is the same group of players that enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, and though results have not been as pleasing as they were before Christmas, there is still more than enough hope to be optimistic.
The form of Luis Suarez has been nothing short of world class, and he’s at his happiest (and most lethal) when paired alongside Daniel Sturridge.
The defence has been gradually improving, and the only cause for concern is in midfield. Injuries have taken their toll on the side and subsequently Rodgers has not been able to do what he has wanted to do and adapting has not come easy.
But once these players start to return to full fitness things will become easier, and the side will begin to play the kind of football that has come to be expected of them over the recent months.
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