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Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool's problems will not be solved by the deals he aims to complete in the January window.
Liverpool are set to be one of the most active clubs next month and they will unveil Daniel Sturridge and Tom Ince within days of the window opening.
Sturridge is heading to Merseyside from Chelsea for around £12million, while Ince is poised to return to Anfield at a cost of £6million less than 18months after he was allowed to join Blackpool.
Those players will give Liverpool a depth to their striking options that has been lacking all season but Rodgers has made it clear they will not provide the answer to other issues which must be addressed.
Though Liverpool are not too far off the top four, the 3-1 weekend defeat to Aston Villa provided a timely reminder that Rodgers' squad are short of the necessary class to be considered Champions League contenders.
"There is a bigger picture for sure and it goes back to affordability," said Rodgers.
"We will spend money in January to try and bring fresh faces and give us that support at the top end the reality is all the names bandied about are they going to be available?
"Certainly we will bring in what we can and help us and then we will revisit it again. All our problems were never going to be solved in this window because the January window is one of the least productive and the least movement goes on there.
"But we will look to solve some of our problems then and then we will look to revisit it in the summer knowing that in the summer we will be in a much better placed then we were the previous summer."