Although Liverpool got a morale-boosting 3-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday, it is clear that there is still plenty of work needed to enable the club to at least challenge for a Champions League place next season.
With the Reds struggling to put away chances throughout the campaign, a priority for Liverpool this summer is likely to be adding a striker to their ranks.
One name that is continually mentioned in connection to Liverpool is Twente front-man Luuk de Jong. According to a report in the Metro, the 21-year-old has had a £12.5 million price tag slapped on his head by Twente, in the hopes of warding off interest from across Europe.
It is easy to see why Liverpool are chasing De Jong, with the Dutch international scoring 23 goals in 30 appearances in the Eredivisie this season.
As well as De Jong, Livepool are also interested in highly-rated French striker Olivier Giroud, according to the Daily Mail. The report states that Reds boss Kenny Dalglish and his assistant Steve Clark were both in the stands to watch the 25-year-old in action during Montpellier's 1-0 victory over Toulouse on Friday night.
Giroud currently tops the scoring charts in Ligue 1, with 20 goals that have helped Montpellier to the top of the table.
The France international is expected to be much sought after this close season with Arsenal also heavily linked.
Last summer Liverpool spent heavily on bolstering their midfield with the additions of Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam, but with neither excelling this season, the club could go back into the transfer market this summer.
And the Sun is reporting that the club has already agreed an £8 million fee with Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar for midfielder Rasmus Elm. According to the paper, talks took place in Holland over the weekend to secure the Swedish international on a five-year deal worth £40,000-a-week.