These three attackers are ‘exciting’ for Liverpool, says Rush

Liverpool great Ian Rush says that Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling make an exciting front-line for the club.

Liverpool great Ian Rush has said that the current attacking options that the club have are very "exciting". 

The Reds lost Luis Suarez over the summer in a deal which was a major blow for the side, but Rush feels that their attacking options are still very much a threat. 

Liverpool's front-three generally will comprise of Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling this season, and their pace and power is a tantalising prospect for Liverpool fans, Rush revealed. 

"I think it's exciting," Rush told Liverpool's official website. "Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli gives you a three-way attack line and I think Brendan can change the way he wants to play. I think it's really exciting for Liverpool supporters."

Balotelli was Liverpool's marquee signing over the summer and there is a weight of pressure on his shoulders to slot in. 

He scored his first goal at Anfield in midweek during the Reds' 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League, and he will now be looking to build on that strike as the campaign progresses.

Sturridge and Sterling, meanwhile, were two of the Merseyside's outfit's main protagonists as they finished in second place in the Premier League table last campaign. 

The English duo tormented defences with their direct dribbling and speed and, if the side are to come close to repeating that finish this year, then they will need to be on the top of their games.

So far Sterling has been Liverpool's best player, but the rest of the team hasn't quite reached the heights of last season.

Their displays, apart from in a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, have been rather mediocre and doubts have begun to emerge about their top-four credentials already.

It will be up the players to prove their critics wrong from now on and the front-three, who Rush rates so highly, can play a major part in this. 

They could be reunited against West Ham United tomorrow, as Sturridge has made a swift recovery from injury, and they will be hoping to score the goals to get their side the victory. 

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