Liverpool midfielders can compensate for Luis Suarez

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Liverpool have lost a sizeable amount of potential goals for next season in selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona. 

The Uruguayan scored 31 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League last season and was central to their return to the Champions League.

Now that he has gone it leaves a sizeable gap in Liverpool's squad. Or so it seems.

Liverpool have so far bought four attacking players this transfer window. These are Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

They have also signed Belgium youngster Divok Origi but have loaned him straight back to his current club Lille for the 2014/15 season. 

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Help from the midfield

Last season, Liverpool's' three main midfielders - Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho, scored 22 goals between them.

This is a sizeable amount of goals out of the record 101 that the Reds scored last season.

This will have given these players a confidence boost and should help them play to a higher level and score even more goals next season.

New signings  

Three out of the four attacking signings that Rodgers has completed this transfer window are midfielders.

Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic are all midfielders, with Markovic also doubling up as a left winger.

Between these new signings, they have a total of 16 goals between them in their respective leagues.

If these new signings can carry on this scoring form with the Reds next season and score more then Liverpool may not need to buy a third striker.

Also with Divok Origi coming to Anfield next season, they have a striker incoming for next season. So if the Reds new midfield signings step up, they can cover for the fact Liverpool don't have a third striker until next season when Origi arrives.   

So with more options in midfield providing cover, the Reds midfield is stronger which should lead to more goals from the midfield.

Daniel Sturridge 

The departure of Suarez will also help Daniel Sturridge. The ex-Chelsea striker scored 21 goals in 29 appearances for Liverpool last season.

Despite this, he was still constantly overshadowed by Luis Suarez.

However now with Suarez gone, Sturridge will be Liverpool's main striker next season. This should allow him to play freely, playing the best football he can and beat his goal tally from last season as he will be the Reds main striker. 

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