At this time of the season when the big games come thick and fast, managers look for any advantage they can find to get one over their rivals.
With the transfer window well and truly closed, they have to look at options from within and Jurgen Klopp is able to call a couple of individuals to help the Reds cause.
The imminent return to competitive action of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a triumph for all involved with the club, as it seemed in all likelihood that he would miss the whole campaign due to a significant knee injury.
Understandably, the club will take a careful approach with the English international and they are keeping tight lipped over whether he will play for the U/23s against Derby on Friday as previously speculated.
Whatever impact the 25 year-old can have for the rest of the season, it will certainly give his teammates, the coaches and the fans a real boost.
However, there is one other player who can provide an immediate impact, that being Xherdan Shaqiri.
When the Reds were playing their best football of the season, Shaqiri was a key factor, with two match winning strikes against Man United, while playing a starring role in the thumping win against Arsenal at the end of 2018.
Just like the team, the form of the 27 year-old's impact has dipped somewhat in the new year but in Shaqiri's defence, his ground time has been at a premium, only making two league starts in 2019.
One statistic that cannot be understated is when Shaqiri starts, for the most part Liverpool pick up the three points this season.
Liverpool Echo reports that in Shaqiri's 11 league starts this season, the Reds have claimed 10 wins with the only dropped points coming against Leicester at the end of January.
With opposition teams wary of Liverpool's attacking threat, Shaqiri has that quality to unpick a tight defence and create scoring opportunities for his teammates along with putting the ball in the back of the net himself which he has done six times in the league this season.
Why the Swiss star has been overlooked in more recent times is somewhat of a mystery, but in the aftermath of the midfield and front three coming up short in big games against Man United and Everton, it seems like just the right time to unleash the 'Shaq Attack' once again.