Luis Suarez has publicly demanded that Liverpool allow him to leave this summer, most likely for the London club Arsenal.
Despite the worry surrounding his potential departure, Liverpool have shown they can compete without the Uruguayan.
Regardless of whether Suarez is showing a complete lack of loyalty or not, he wants to leave the club, stating that the club promised him they'd let him leave if Champions League football was not secured.
Liverpool fans shouldn't worry themselves too much if Suarez was to leave Anfield, the Reds completed the 2012/13 campaign on a successful run without their top scorer.
That run included a 0-6 win over Newcastle at St. James' Park, in which Daniel Sturridge further proved his goal-scoring prowess, with Phillipe Coutinho cooking up a storm behind him.
Steven Gerrard undeniably has the ability to lead a team of youngsters successfully, and new signings by Brendan Rodgers will help the captain do just that.
Iago Aspas, a recent arrival at Melwood, has proven thus far that he can find the net, while players like Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing can add to the goal tally as well and Fabio Borini has an important season ahead of him.
Despite the ability of Sturridge, Coutinho, and Borini, Rodgers has shown interest in further strengthening his team's attack.
The club recently made a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, which was quickly rejected, but Rogers' intentions are clear – he wants reinforcements and he wants them fast.
Young signings will be eager to prove themselves this season, which could bring out the best in them. Sturridge and Coutinho will be keen to pick up where they left off last season, both on goalscoring runs.
Henderson and Downing will want to secure a starting place and Aspas will want to showcase his skill; all in all, it's a deadly combination of desire.
Still, Suarez scored 30 goals for Liverpool last season and has proved an important part in helping the club climb up the Premier League table.
If Sturridge can find similar form next season, it'd be the ideal situation for Liverpool, but it seems unlikely.
With that said, the combination of new signings and young players wanting to make their way into the team, Liverpool could still prove a tough opponent in the upcoming campaign.
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