Liverpool have been in the European wilderness for the past three seasons now, and have not played Champions League football since 2009 having finished seventh, sixth and more recently eighth in their last three league campaigns.
Liverpool dominated what was then known as the European Cup in the late seventies and early-to-mid eighties, and have won the competition five times in their illustrious history, their most recent triumph coming in 2005.
But a recent fall from grace has meant Brendan Rodgers’ side have had to miss out on Europe’s top club competition, and Rodgers has claimed such a lengthy absence could lead to him losing his star players, more specifically the club’s top goalscorer this season Luis Suarez.
Quite rightly so, the Liverpool boss stated that players of the Uruguayan’s ilk need to be playing at the very top levels of club football, and if the Anfield outfit can no longer provide this opportunity, they might be tempted to move to a club who can.
To prevent this from happening, and to once again give the Anfield faithful something to look forward to on a Wednesday night, Rodgers needs to go to work on an attacking line-up that has been badly shorn to the point of, until recently, Suarez being the only remaining striker at the club.
Rodgers has since signed Daniel Sturridge – but is he alone enough to help put Liverpool back among the elite teams in Europe? We doubt it.
Here are five more strikers Rodgers needs to buy to earn Champions League qualification.
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This article was first posted on January 6, 2013