Brendan Rodgers will have to work hard this summer to find the right striker to bring in at Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have been one of the best attacking partnerships in Europe this season.
Their ability to score goals, in some cases more than entire sides put together, and win games for Liverpool has been well documented but their success has created a problem for Brendan Rodgers heading into the summer.
Liverpool will have Champions League football in the bank for next season, which they should looking forward to and enjoy.
That means that Rodgers is going to be under pressure this summer to make attacking reinforcements to his squad in the unfortunate event that one of his main forwards picks up a bad injury or suspension.
The problem Rodgers has is that it’s impossible for him to justify bringing in another striker ahead of either Sturridge or Suarez. Why would he?
That confines him to scouting the transfer market for back up strikers and that’s where the problem exists because the calibre of forward Liverpool need for the Champions League and Premier League, may not be willing to play second fiddle.
Liverpool have been linked with some talented strikers, but strikers who are unlikely to move away unless they’re starting for the Anfield side.
Two good examples are Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Either of those players would be cracking attacking additions to the Liverpool squad and the sort of players that Rodgers needs to keep the side moving in the right direction next season.
However, both of those names, especially in Morata’s case, won’t move unless they are starting games.
Morata has made it clear at Real Madrid he wants to play more while Lacazette has turned into one of Lyon’s most important players this season and he won’t want to go from that status to sitting on the bench.
Fortunately for Liverpool, Rodgers has shown a remarkable ability to man manage this season which will help when he comes across this problem when the summer transfer window opens.