Date: 28th August 2014 at 3:46pm
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Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are stronger despite the £75million sale of Luis Suarez this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The Liverpool captain was one of the biggest admirers of Suarez during his time at Anfield, but the 34-year-old has backed the nine summer signings made by Brendan Rodgers this summer to take the Reds forward following the Uruguayan’s departure.

“There is no doubt it we are going to miss a player like Luis Suarez,” he said. “He is a world-class player.

“But what the manager is done is he has strengthened in other areas and we have also recently signed Mario Balotelli.

“Hopefully the new signings along with everyone who has been here for a long time can help soften the blow of losing Luis and we can show everyone that there is life after him and we can be successful without him.”

The Reds have started the new season with a 2-1 victory over Southampton, and a 3-1 defeat at reigning champions Manchester City.

Gerrard and co travel to White Hart Lane to take on a resurgent Tottenham on Sunday, with the north London club top of the early table with two wins out of two – including a 4-0 thrashing of QPR last weekend.

“It’s going to be very tough,” Gerrard admitted. “Tottenham away is a difficult match. They have started the season really well. They have a new manager.

“They have got confidence and belief back so we will have to perform at our maximum to get the result we want but we are going to go there for three points and we are confident we can get them.”

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