Manchester United plan on throwing more money at the wall in the hope that some of it sticks.
The Red Devils, our traditionally biggest rivals, host us on Sunday – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picking from an injury hit squad.
David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are all unavailable, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial all doubts.
Before the Liverpool match, Solskjaer has weirdly made a transfer vow, which doesn’t seem like a great way to motivate the players currently at his disposal.
“The money is there and I’ve been looking at players,” Solskjaer told the Mirror. “We were close to a couple of players but they weren’t right.
“The money is there to strengthen in January, in the summer, and we are planning, we are looking, we are finding our targets, but just before the transfer window ended no, they weren’t there, the ready-made players.
“The resources are there if the right players are available.”
Liverpool, on the other hand, are very unlikely to do anything in January.
We can potentially see loan deals for players like Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster (if he’s not getting any first-team minutes), but won’t buy first-teamers unless there’s a serious injury issue.
Even then, Jurgen Klopp has shown a preference for using squad members already at Liverpool in a number of different positions instead of buying readymade replacements.
Two positions we would 100% need somebody though, should a bad injury occur, is right and left-back.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury last January coincided with our poor run, and we simply can’t let it happen again.