Liverpool permitted Pepe Reina to move on last week, the Spaniard signing a deal with Bayern Munich.
The transfer increases the pressure on Simon Mignolet to perform, with Brad Jones the best back-up the club possess.
So what if the Belgian does not step up, and build on a decent if not spectacular debut season for the club?
Sooner or later the Reds will have to strengthen regardless, and a player who has been linked to the club on numerous occasions, most recently by Talksport earlier this year, is German international back-up Ron-Robert Zieler.
Zieler signed a new contract with Hannover 96 this summer, but there is a catch, and one that enables Liverpool to revisit any interest they had, in the future.
Hannover president Martin Kind has confirmed, via German website Sport1, that Zieler's contract contains a release clause.
The report adds this is believed to be between 8 and 9 million Euros, a bargain price for such a promising talent.
Zieler was a former Manchester United trainee, who left to head back to Germany earlier in his career after suffering with injury during his time with the Red Devils.
Technically a World Cup winner, despite not playing a minute in the tournament, Zieler would be tremendous value should Mignolet fail to kick on, or simply if Liverpool decide next summer to add competition.
If not Zieler? Who should Liverpool sign as competition for Mignolet?