Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reaffirmed hopes of buying in January.
Rodgers knows he needs to strengthen when the transfer window reopens but hopes by then his current players have put themselves in a position to be able to challenge for the top four.
"I am not going to say we are going to get five or six players in, it doesn't work that way," he said.
"We know it is going to be very difficult this season in terms of transition in the group but we'll get some players in and with the players we have we'll work with them and see where it takes us.
"I am looking forward to pushing on now. Hopefully we will keep a strong squad and see what happens in January then we can have a great second half to the season."