With the news that Daniel Sturridge is set to be out of action for 8 weeks following an ankle injury, Brendan Rogers has some serious thinking to do as to how Liverpool will cope without the injured England striker.

Liverpool struggled on Sunday against Hull without Sturridge as Rodgers tried to play Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling alongside Luis Suarez in the Liverpool attack, a move which did not work on the day but one which may possibly bare fruit if Moses and Sturridge up their game.

Here are five possible solutions for Rodgers to consider going forward in the absence of Sturridge:

1) Play Iago Aspas alongside Luis Suarez

Iago Aspas

Liverpool have been succesful with a front two pairing of Suarez and Sturridge. The partnership has been dubbed SAS as they have managed to bag 8 goals each this season. With Liverpool only having Iago Aspas as the only other out-and-out striker, Rodgers may look to change SAS and make it Suarez and Aspas.

Aspas joined the Reds in the summer from Celta Vigo and the Spanish striker has struggled to make an impact since his arrival but largely due to the fact that he has been played out wide by Rodgers. Now if he is given the opportunity to play in his preferred central role, he may start to flourish.

One response to “5 Solutions for Rodgers to consider for the injured Daniel Sturridge”

  1. Stuart Irvine says:

    6th option – Give Adam Morgan or Samed Yesil a chance. Especially in games like home to Norwich.