Anfield side struggling without Uruguayan.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that his side have failed to fill the void left by Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona according to Sky Sports.
Whilst it’s true that Brendan Rodgers has seen his back-line fail to hold impress this was an issue he had to contend with in 2013/14. However last season Liverpool could rely upon Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to weigh in with enough goals to still secure positive results, this has not been the case this term.
Summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have failed to net a single Premier League goal and it’s a concern for Carragher;
“There’s obviously a massive problem,”
“I’m trying to stop talking about Suarez. He’s not there anymore, forget him, he’s moved on and he’s not coming back. You’ve got to look at what you’ve got now. And they have to get more from those attacking players. There’s also got to be a lot more creativity in that midfield.
“But the longer it goes on it shows how important Suarez was – more important than we all thought at the time.
“At times last season Brendan Rodgers, in press conferences, came out and said ‘we’re not a one-man team, you’re being disrespectful to some of the other players’. But week by week it’s shown Liverpool were almost a one-man team at times last season. Those stats are damning really.
“Ok, they’ve had criticism defensively but this is probably as big a problem, if not more.”
Whilst clearly replacing Luis Suarez is something of a thankless task it is worth remembering that Brendan Rodgers has also had to make do without Daniel Sturridge.
The England man has netted 32 goals in 40 Premier League starts since moving to Liverpool in January 2013 and has been sidelined with injury since early September.