Rodgers calls on Liverpool squad to fill Suarez void

After the striker’s big-money move to Barcelona, the manager revealed his desire to add a proven forward to his ranks but wants his entire team to chip in with goals

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has called on his entire team to chip in with goals as they still hunt for Luis Suarez’s replacement.

Rodgers spoke after Sunday’s scrappy 2-1 Premier League win over Southampton about his desire to bring a genuine goalscorer to the club in the wake of Suarez’s departure to Barcelona.

The Uruguay forward – the Premier League’s top scorer last term with 31 in 33 games – left Anfield for a reported €88 million fee and Rodgers has wasted no time in making several additions to his squad and while the search goes on for a replacement, Rodgers wants Liverpool to improve as a group.

“More goals from everyone – that’s the objective,” Rodgers told the club’s official website. “Everyone will want to improve. Raheem [Sterling] had 10 goals last year.

“It was a great pass by Jordan [Henderson, who set up Sterling’s opener on Sunday]. He picked him out really well with a wonderful ball and he gets himself in the box with a wonderful finish.

“It was a really good finish and that started to open up the game a bit, with a bit more space to work in. But they were dangerous opponents.”

Liverpool scored 101 goals in the Premier League last term as they finished second, just two points behind Manchester City.

Only three sides have scored 100 goals or more in a Premier League season in the last 10 years, with Chelsea, in 2009-10, and City – last term – achieving the feat.

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