Just what on earth was Brendan Rodgers thinking when he backed out of the deal for Fulham’s Clint Dempsey?
A stubborn refusal to meet Fulham’s admittedly lofty asking price for the 29 year-old American has clearly backfired.
Liverpool, still a proud club, but in sharp decline, have seen their strike force limited to just two players in the past 48 hours.
Borini and Suarez have something to offer for sure, but Rodgers will have to play one up front if Liverpool are to get anywhere near the Champions League positions this season.
If the loan move for Daniel Sturridge falls through then Rodgers may face the shamefulness of recalling unwanted striker Andy Carroll from his loan spell at West Ham.
I expected better from a club rooted in proud tradition and success. They have conducted their transfer business incredibly badly in this transfer window. The sale of Charlie Adam so soon after Lucas’ injury against Manchester City also highlights the lack of depth in the midfield areas.
So badly, that I fear that Brendan Rodgers’ Anfield career could be over by Christmas.