Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still hopeful of making a major signing to boost their push for Champions League qualification.
A resounding 4-0 victory over Everton in the 222nd Merseyside derby at Anfield courtesy of two goals from Daniel Sturridge - who missed a penalty to complete his hat-trick - and strikes from Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez provided a welcome shot in the arm to their top-four hopes.
And despite being frustrated so far in his attempts to bolster his injury-hit fourth-placed squad the Reds boss believes there is still time to make a significant signing before the window closes on Friday.
"I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days," he said.
"I saw some headlines after yesterday's press conference in terms of the manager being angry with the club - nothing is further from the truth.
"We are not just going to get the players we want to get in for a number of reasons.
"Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set up for the remaining games."
Rodgers felt the performance against their near neighbours was just what was needed to reinvigorate their top-four challenge.
"I think all wins are important but especially against your rivals and psychologically it was a big win and can re-iterate the confidence and belief in the squad," said Rodgers.
"We have to keep our foot to the floor and keep these performances and keep scoring goals.
"This was a massive game. I think we have shown all season we are going to be in contention for fourth place."
Everton boss Roberto Martinez was left to worry over the fitness of striker Romelu Lukaku who injured ankle ligaments in a collision with Gareth Barry.
"He has his ankle in a cast," said Martinez. "We will assess it but it doesn't look too good at the moment."
Merseyside Police announced after the game it was looking into reports missiles had been thrown from the crowd.
Television showed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez collecting some objects as he prepared to take a corner early in the match at Anfield.
Press Association Sport understands around a dozen coins were thrown from the Anfield Road End - part of which houses visiting supporters - during the first half.
A police statement read: "Officers are requesting CCTV from the stadium and will review any footage as part of inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incidents."
Who might Liverpool sign by Friday?
Liverpool - January transfer targets
Liverpool - January transfer targets
1/13 Yevhen Konoplyanka - Ukrainian international winger who impressed against England in recent World Cup qualifiers. Happy playing on either flank.
2/13 Javier Pastore - Very impressive and highly rated as a youngster, the Argentine international's career has stalled slightly since his £40m move to PSG. With the French club pursuing Juan Mata, a move to Liverpool could help Pastore get his career back on track and secure his World Cup place. For Liverpool it looks like they could secure some top quality reinforcement fairly reasonably.
3/13 Will Hughes - Derby's teenage midfielder has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield. However despite Brendan Rodgers' penchant for nurturing young talent, the Liverpool manager has so far denied he will be making a move.
Liverpool are interested in Derby midfielder Will Hughes
4/13 Michu - Last season's sensation has suffered slightly from second season syndrome but nevertheless he remains an excellent player. The Spaniard recently expressed an interest in playing at a higher level, could his signing help Liverpool secure a precious Champions League spot?
5/13 Hakan Calhanoglu - Hamburg's young star has also attracted the attention of Arsenal but with the London side packed with a surfeit of high-profile attacking midfielders, Liverpool might prove an easier place for the Turk to establish himself.
6/13 Danny Ings - With Rodgers looking to reinforce his SAS strike partnership, England U21 international Ings could be in line for a January move. The Burnley hitman has 12 league goals so far this season.
7/13 Jorginho - With Liverpool wanting to ease the strain on ageing skipper Steven Gerrard, Verona's Brazilian Jorginho could be the man to make the move to Anfield with a rumoured £15m transfer.
8/13 Claudio Marchisio - With Juventus' early Champions League exit meaning the midfielder could be on his way out in order to recoup some money, Liverpool could swoop to pick up a classy long term alternative for Gerrard.
9/13 Konstaninos Mitroglou - The Olympiakos striker's exploits this season have alerted not only Arsenal but also Liverpool to a possible January move. Would help take the strain off Suarez.
10/13 Ivan Rakitic - The Sevilla man may have a rather off-putting €40m release clause but that allegedly hasn't put off Liverpool who are still keen on the Croatian.
11/13 Salomon Rondon - Reportedly a Liverpool target when Suarez's exit from the club seemed inevitable, Rondon could be on his way out at Rubin Kazan and Liverpool may well renew their interest in the forward.
12/13 Ola Toivonen - The Swede is available on a free in the summer but Rodgers is said to be hopeful of taking him on loan before then. His versatility could prove handy at Anfield.
13/13 Kevin Volland - Liverpool are said to be one of five Premier League clubs after the young winger whose performances in the Bundesliga have impressed.
- More about:
- Feet (anatomy)
- Gareth Barry
- Liverpool FC
- Luis Suarez
- Premier League