888 minutes, 0 goals: Liverpool trio Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini’s woeful Premier League form

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Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have failed to score a single goal between them in 888 minutes of Premier League football.

Last season Liverpool were banging in the goals left, right and centre.

With Luis Suarez in world-class form and Daniel Sturridge continuing to improve, the Reds were arguably the most entertaining side to watch in the Premier League in 2013-14.

However, this term Brendan Rodgers’s side are struggling. Sturridge has been sidelined with a thigh injury since September, and in the absence of the England international Liverpool have failed to find the opposition’s net regularly.

In 10 Premier League matches so far this campaign, the Merseyside outfit have scored 13 goals and have conceded as many.

Inevitably, Liverpool’s three available and recognised strikers - Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert - have come under scrutiny, and their stats do not make a happy reading.

While Lambert and Borini have not been given as much playing time as they would have wanted this term, Balotelli has failed again and again.

It is very easy to shift the blame on the three Liverpool strikers, but Rodgers’s side as a whole have played poorly so far this campaign.

Liverpool have lacked creativity from attacking midfield, and without service the likes of Balotelli, Lambert and Borini have struggled.

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