Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he could dip into the January transfer market to bolster his squad in the absence of Danny Ings and Sadio Mane.
Having lost Ings to a long-term knee injury this week, and Mane's expected participation in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nation in January, Klopp will be short on attacking options during one of the busiest periods of the season.
As such, the German mentor is toying with the idea of bringing in a new face or two in January.
"It's not about how many strikers," Klopp told reporters. "Three strikers is enough, I think, but when Sadio is away we will be without a winger. We do not have many wingers, I would say.
"Roberto Firmino could play as a kind of a winger which would then give us just two strikers. That's how it is.
"But it is a long way to go until January and that month is busy. If we can go to the semi-final of League Cup it could be the busiest month of the year.
"We need to be prepared for this for sure."