Brendan Rodgers may add a big name recruit to his playing roster prior to the closure of the summer window.
'There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes, obviously it's not easy,' said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to the club's official website when discussing the Anfield outfit's recruitment policy.
When it came to closing deals, Liverpool began the summer in the best possible form, adding Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure during a ten day span between late June and early July.
However, it is now mid-August and the transfers to the red half of Merseyside have dried up as talk has instead focused on the protracted saga involving wantaway forward Luis Suarez's immediate future.
Even though club owner John W Henry refuses to bow to player power and Rodgers seeks an apology from the Uruguayan, there has been movement outside of the Suarez situation in supplementing the current playing staff with an elite footballer.
'I'm confident we will add to the team,' added Rodgers. 'I don't think there is any doubt that we need that. The players that we've brought in have added great depth and support to the team, but I think for us now, that little bit of quality could really set us up for an exciting season.
'Everyone at the club, the recruitment team, the board and ourselves, we are all working hard to make that happen, and hopefully we can.'
Rodgers gave little away on whom the club are targeting, however, below are three players they may have been looking at.
1: Jackson Martinez
The Porto ace is one of the most obvious choices. The 26-year-old has been a professional footballer for close to a decade, but was a largely unheralded attacking force at Independiente Medellin and Chiapas. The tall hitman, who returned an incredible 26 goals from 30 league games last season, laughs at the so-called pressure of filling the boots left by a former talent as he stepped in to the Porto front-line after Radamel Falcao's departure to Atletico Madrid. What makes this move likely is that Liverpool are apparently long-term admirers. What makes this move unlikely is that Porto are notoriously hard negotiators and may demand a similar amount as to what Liverpool value Suarez at.
2: Christian Eriksen
The Ajax midfielder has repeatedly been press-linked with a Liverpool switch, however, a move has failed to materialise thus far. The attack-minded midfielder is already a great talent but, at age 21, still has a lot of potential. The prospect of bringing Eriksen to Anfield has already elated Daniel Agger, who believes the Denmark international would flourish under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers as he likes positive, on-the-floor football. Liverpool though, will now have to rival other clubs for the player's signature if they are to make a move as Tottenham Hotspur are rumoured to be weighing up the pros and cons of tabling an official bid.
One of the stand-out performers of last season, Michu saw his transfer value rise from £2m (the fee Swansea City paid for him from Rayo Vallecano last year) to £30m; the suspected price-tag he's now attached to following 18 Premier League goals. The uncapped Spaniard, 27, may be settled in Wales having signed a new four-year contract with Swansea in January, just five months after securing a three-year deal. The Liverpool Echo, though, speculate that Rodgers sees value for money a £30m bid…
Liverpool fans… who do you most want to see in a Reds shirt out of the three players mentioned above?