Following Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton and a general lack of edge in recent weeks, supporters have been left frustrated by a lack of transfer business in January.
The Reds were defeated in the first-leg of their semi-final showdown with Saints, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side playing poorly throughout.
It was a contender for their worst performance of the season to date, with the absence of key players and tired legs both evident.
Liverpool are now looking worryingly weary, and are a shadow of the team that was ripping opponents to shreds back in the autumn.
With Sadio Mane on Africa Cup of Nations duty and other influential players in need of a rest, fans are desperate to see Klopp sign at least one player during this month’s transfer window to add some fresh legs to a squad that already looks tired.
Here’s a look at some of the reaction, as concern starts to grow.
If there was ever a squad that looked like it needed freshening up with a couple of new faces it's ours at the moment, especially some pace.
— Stephen Evans (@StephenEvans75) January 11, 2017
I always try to stay positive about LFC & Klopp but if today wasn't proof that we 100% need to strengthen in January I don't know what will
— Cathal OL ??? (@IrishRED05) January 2, 2017
trygve76 on the forums:
Reinforcements needed ASAP, we can’t wait until everyone is fit and Mane comes back. The players look worn out. Firmino, Can, Milner, Klavan, Sturridge and Wijnaldum all seem to need rest, none of them turned up at all last night. I can see us slipping out of the top four this month if nothing is done
Iluvatar on the forums:
If we don’t recruit at least one attacking player and arguably a midfielder we may struggle to maintain our league position. We are 1 main player injury away (as we saw with Coutinho) from quickly losing our mojo again.
The past three matches has shown that we definitely need some signings in this window if we want to take the title challenge seriously #LFC
— Reaaz Ahmed (@ReaazAhmed) January 11, 2017
— . (@GarthHastings23) January 11, 2017
Still applies, plus another pacey wide player. No Jan business is inexcusable. https://t.co/upUkDDVjrm
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) January 11, 2017
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) January 12, 2017
If Liverpool were going to sign anyone to replace Mane in this period, they should have done that in the summer too.
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) January 11, 2017
It's sound though because we'll sign no one.
— Aaron Cutler (@aaron_cutler) January 11, 2017
Do you agree with this reaction? Or are people going overboard? Let us know in the comments section.