Everton carried out some decent business in the summer transfer window, injecting some life into wide areas while also strengthening the defence.
However, new manager Marco Silva opted against recruiting a new striker, instead relying on Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
None of the forward options have set the world alight, and it has been a problem area since the season kicked off.
It has led some to suggest that the Toffees need to buy a new striker when the January window opens, and on Tuesday night they might have been reminded of an opportunity missed.
The Merseyside outfit took on Southampton in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at Goodison Park.
They were ousted on penalties by Mark Hughes side after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.
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Theo Walcott dragged Everton back into the fixture after Danny Ings opened the scoring for Southampton.
Witnessing the striker score his third in six outings may have made some Everton fans wonder whether the club should have made a move for him when he decided to leave Liverpool in the summer.
Would the Toffees have been in a better standing if Ings had made the controversial move across Stanley Park?
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