With Liverpool FC making hard work of beating a struggling Southampton side at Anfield 1-0 at the weekend, courtesy of a Daniel Agger header, the need for reinforcements was stark, particularly given that star striker Luis Suarez will now sit the next game out through suspension after picking up a needless yellow card.

The club are currently sat in 11th in the Premier League and with a favourable run of fixtures over the festive period to look forward to, as they seek to climb up the table. Even though reducing the wage budget and being frugal has become an FSG priority in recent times, Rodgers is still likely to be handed a budget in the region of, maybe even slightly north of £10m to bring in a few players, but which ones will he be after?

Click on Wilfried Bony to unveil the top 10