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So John Henry is expected to fly over from America for Saturday's home game against Aston Villa and will sit down with Rodgers and Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre to discuss finances.

Robbie Fowler, number nine shirt, Liverpool football club,

Rodgers is known to want a left-back, centre-back, midfielder and a striker but it is likely that most of his targets will have to wait until the summer.

The exception could be Salah, 21, who is valued at £16 million by Basle. Liverpool are looking to pay little over half that for the versatile Egypt international and face competition from Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen.

We are midway through the Premier league programme and we were sitting top of the league at Christmas, which by all accounts is a great omen. The team that have been top at Christmas have normally gone on to win the title.

The league has never been more open and for most Liverpool fans top four was the goal this year, but with all the top teams still needing to come to Anfield, we have a great chance to make a real statement of intent this year.

I remember like a lot of you when Liverpool finished runners-up to the Mancs back in 2008 with eleven draws, this after two Champions League finals in four years. The next obvious move would have been to invest in the team to take that next step. Rafa Benitez was told he needed to sell if he wanted to buy and the rest is history. We finished out of the top four that year and Rafa lost his job.

The biggest opportunity to win the league and cement our place as Champions League contenders – dashed with owners with the foresight of lemmings.

We now stand at the edge of that very same cliff yet again. The top of the league is so tight, not only are the top four Champions League places going down to the wire, but the league title may also be decided on the last day of the season.

So when is the best time to take the bull by the horns and invest in the team, January or in the summer?

We all know that you pay a premium for the best players in January and not all teams will want to sell their best players. But what is the alternative? If we miss out on this chance to not only cement our top four place but still be in with an outside shot of the league title, it will be 2008 all over again. We need to invest NOW.

Liverpool must make a statement to the rest of the league that we are now in it to win it. It’s taken us six years from that fateful season to get back to this position. Brendan Rogers has done a great job to get us into the top four, he and the players now need the support of the owners to show that we are all in this fight together.

If we miss out on this chance it may not be only Suarez we lose in the summer. The Mancs will give money to Moyes to invest in the team. Arsenal have started to spend on big players and Chelsea and City will always spend big each year, and that still leaves Everton and Tottenham.

Come 1 February we will know what kind of owners we have. Do we fly or fall?

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