Brendan Rodgers is in trouble; he is in desperate need of more bodies up front after Liverpool decided to let Andy Carroll leave Anfield without a replacement lined up.

The Reds have been a touch goal-shy so far this season, which wouldn’t be a huge worry if they had not had similar struggles for the most part of last season.

The seriousness of having no strikers was laid bare on Sunday afternoon when Rodger’s side were comfortably subdued by an organised Arsenal side and well beaten.

Now the transfer window has shut, there will be no opportunity to dip back into the market and purchase some cover or support for the increasingly manic-looking Luis Suarez.

Other than promoting youth team players, Rodgers has no other option but to exploit the world of the unattached player; those men who have been cut adrift from their contracts and can now wait for the best offer to come along, safe in the knowledge that no window can stop them from finding a new club.

GMF have looked through a list of free agents and come up with five that Rodgers could recruit in an attempt to do something about the lack of goals:

 

Michael Owen has been touted as the possible answer to their problems in the papers this morning and it could be a glorious return for one of Anfield’s former favourite sons. (©GettyImages)

 

Another former Liverpool player, Florent Sinama-Pongolle probably won’t conjure up the same kind of excitement as Michael Owen, but the Frenchman has played at a decent level since leaving Anfield and his experience could help. (©GettyImages)

 

He many be a former United player and retired, but beggars can’t be choosers. Ruud van Nistelrooy announced his retirement this summer, but he is only 36 years old and has the finishing quality Liverpool are looking for. He will likely take some persuading though. (©GettyImages)

 


Alessandro del Piero is reportedly close to joining Sydney FC in Australia, but his agent was keen to make it known that no deal had been signed. The Italian magician can still bring immense quality to the game and his experience would be a huge boost to the Reds squad. (©GettyImages)


 

Didier Drogba’s future at Shanghai Shenhua is uncertain over a shareholder issue and would be the answer to all of Rodger’s problems if his contract was cancelled, making him a free agent. (©GettyImages)

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