While Liverpool did get a couple of players in during the January transfer window, they certainly left it very late in the day to get their business done. Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak were both signed in the final hours of the window, easing their concerns at centre back.
The defence hasn't been the issue for Jurgen Klopp as of late. Diogo Jota's injury has left them woefully short of quality backups up front, with the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri largely failing to impress.
According to one agent, they were open to strengthening in this area during the most recent window.
Thierno Seydi represents Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, and speaking to PanAfricanFootball, he revealed that Liverpool had agreed personal terms to bring the player to Anfield in January. However, they would then go on to balk at the Championship club's asking price.
A few days ago we were at the stage of Ismaila Sarr signing a contract with Liverpool. Everything was fixed, his monthly salary and the length of the agreement.
I even asked Sadio Mane to find an apartment for him to live in.
But in the end Liverpool were unable to put the necessary 40 million euros on the table to finalise the deal.
English clubs have driven the transfer market in recent times.
The fact that they are now struggling to come up with funds shows how deeply football is in crisis.
Seydi would go on to reveal that Manchester United had also shown an interest in Sarr last summer, but were only willing to take the player on loan.
The Senegal international is one of the most highly touted prospects in English football, with many people surprised to see him remain at Watford after their relegation at the end of last season. The coronavirus pandemic certainly played a part in that, with his club unwilling to lower their asking price.