Before Liverpool‘s hectic winter schedule kicked in, a series of Christmas-time fixtures made even harder through the absence of Steven Gerrard, the Anfield outfit were considered outside candidates for the Premier League title – they even went into Christmas day in pole position in the English table.

But successive 2-1 defeats to title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea has taken some of the shine off the Merseysiders’ title bid. They’re now in fourth place, and nothing eradicates confidence faster than losing to the teams closest to you in the table.

Don’t write Liverpool off just yet however – there’s no greater vehicle to revive a season than the transfer market, and Brendan Rodgers is expected to put it to good use this January to keep his side’s title bid in tact.

And with that in mind, here’s SIX players who could help the Reds revive their title hunt.

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