With 11 defeats from 31 games, lying eighth in the table--behind bitter rivals Everton--after a run of six defeats in their last seven games, there are clearly many problems at Anfield.
But perhaps chief among the club's issues this season has been there inability to convert chances.
Particularly at home, Liverpool have struggled desperately to turn their possession and territorial superiority into goals. A paltry 19 goals have been scored by the Reds at Anfield in the Premier League this campaign--the same as bottom-club Wolves.
And it is the players in forward positions who have to take much of the blame for the scarcity of goals. Liverpool have taken 477 shots in their league season and hit the back of the net with a mere 36 of them. To put that stat into context, Manchester United have had nine fewer shots than their arch-rivals and yet scored 76 times, more than double Liverpool's total.
While there are many reasons for this failure, including the seeming lack of any consistent strategy for how to play, the Reds' forwards must also take a large chunk of the blame.
Andy Carroll, clearly the man whom the club hoped would lead the Liverpool line for years to come, has failed miserably in his year-plus on Merseyside. His outburst after being substituted against Newcastle on Sunday has called into question whether the 23-year-old will be around at Anfield much longer to try and find his scoring boots.
There are also doubts over the future of Luis Suarez. An unquestionnably terrifically talented player he maybe, but the controversies he has caused this season may make the club reconsider whether he is worth the hassle. Especially as the Uruguayan has only scored seven goals in 24 league outings this campaign.
Then there is Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy, neither of whom have ever been prolific and appear much more useful in wide areas than charged with the responsibility of regularly contributing to the goal scoring column.
So, with all that in mind, here are a look at 10 forwards who Liverpool should target in an attempt to alleviate their scoring woes and help lift the club back into Champions League contention next season.