The January window is upon us, and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to be kept very busy.
Still yet to fulfil his summer task of sourcing a marquee signing, and now very keen to build on the momentum of the Reds early success this season that will see them go into Christmas day as the Premier League’s top dogs, the Ulsterman will be keen to put the coming window to good use.
But as we all know, the winter window is filled with transfer danger. Valuations for players are distorted out of all proportion – something the Anfield outfit will well know from their £35million acquisition of Andy Carroll – and priority targets are rarely available, forcing managers to often settle for a much-less preferred alternative.
But the biggest danger however remains panic buying – the act of purchasing below calibre players for extortionate fees, out of no particular need of desire, but rather fear of what might happen if you don’t snap them up.