Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will not be buying for the sake of it in the January transfer window.
The Reds have lost captain Steven Gerrard and striker Daniel Sturridge for around six weeks, leaving the Anfield club short on numbers going into the tricky Christmas period.
Back in January this year, Liverpool snapped up Sturridge and Phillippe Coutinho but Rodgers is not expecting similar deals this time around despite recent injuries.
The January transfer window is always tough to negotiate with players running their contracts down and inflated prices being thrown around for in-form players.
If the Reds are going to break into the top four this season then they will have to cope well without two key players but Rodgers will not be entering the transfer window without caution.
“January can be a hard window,” he told Sky Sports News.
“While we were very successful in it last year – with Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge – we just won’t be buying for the sake of it. We will wait and see what is out there.”