Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned fans not to expect a of much activity when the transfer window reopens in January.
Liverpool sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy with Andy Carroll loaned to West Ham, leaving the Reds short of backup for top scorer Luis Suarez, with Fabio Borini out injured and youngsters Adam Morgan and Samed Yesil next in line.
Having already seen Clint Dempsey slip through his fingers due to a lack funds, Rodgers is not anticipating being able to spend in this window.
He said: “I am not so sure it will be in January to be honest. This year the club wanted to balance the books and see where it was at.”
“There was a big investment in the club and obviously a lot of players went out in the summer and a few came in.”
“We will look to do some business in January to help and support the players here, but that is where we are at as a football club and it is something the owners trust me to grow over time. Eventually we will get there.”
The news will come as a major disapointment to Reds fans.