Liverpool owner John Henry has given Alberto Aquilani and David Ngog hope of extending their Anfield careers.
Aquilani spent last season at Juventus after being loaned out by then manager Roy Hodgson, even though the Italy international had looked like finding his form towards the end of the previous campaign after a long time out with injury.
His days on Merseyside appeared numbered, despite manager Kenny Dalglish being a fan of his ability, with plenty of speculation linking him to a move back to his homeland.
However, Juventus were not interested in signing the 27-year-old permanently and he returned to the Reds for pre-season before flying out with the squad for their matches in China and Malaysia.
The Italian, whose £17million signing by Rafa Benitez was ridiculed in many quarters because of his poor fitness record - he actually arrived at Anfield with an injury - impressed in Saturday's 6-3 win over a Malaysia XI.
Ngog has been nothing more than a back-up striker since arriving at the club from Paris St Germain for £1.5million in the summer of 2008.
He has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs but a goal against Guangdong last weekend and his two in Kuala Lumpur have caught the attention of Henry.
Liverpool's principal owner also believes Aquilani is making a difference in pre-season and has indicated that both players could be set to stay.
"One missing link last year: Aquilani," Henry wrote on Twitter.
"Put the ball near Ngog and the goal and it's going in. Too much talk of them somewhere else."
Charlie Adam, who arrived at Liverpool from Blackpool earlier this month, opened Liverpool's account in Malaysia with his first goal for the club.
The midfielder scored from the penalty spot with a twice-taken kick and admits it was the perfect start to his Anfield career.
"Obviously I'm delighted to get on the scoresheet," Adam told the club's official website.
"The performance is always the most important thing. I'm lucky because Andy (Carroll) should have taken the penalty and he was nice enough to give it to me.
"It was my first real opportunity to score and I'm delighted. But I'd rather get it in the Premier League than in a friendly."
He continued: "It was a similar situation to the one I had last season at Tottenham when I had to take the kick twice.
"I knew what was going to come but I'm just glad it went in this time. To get a goal for this club means a lot, but like I say, it'll be more special when I get one in the Premier League."