Brendan Rodgers hints at giving more Liverpool players a chance

With Daniel Sturridge injured, and doubts over Jordan Henderson after the international break, along with some busy fixtures coming up, it could be a good time to give some opportunities to play who have yet to show their true ability.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested that he may use some members of the squad in the games ahead who probably haven't been given an opportunity to shine in recent games. 

The Reds face a crucial spell in their season over the next month or so as they look to turn around their poor start to the season in the Premier League, and aim to win their final two matches in the Champions League group stages in order to qualify for the next round of the competition.

Rodgers is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “At this moment in time it’s about what is within the squad because that’s the players we have available.

“It will present an opportunity to the guys who have maybe been on the sidelines for quite a while.

“We can’t worry about what we had last season or what we have lost. We have to look at the players we have. We have an exciting period of games coming up."

Rodgers made many additions to the squad in the summer as they looked to compete on all fronts but there are certain players who have been used sparingly this season.

With Daniel Sturridge ruled out for a further six weeks, it could present an opportunity for Rickie Lambert to get more action from the start as he has only started a game on three occasions for the Reds since his move from Southampton.

One other play who could be in line for some more game time is Lucas Leiva. After starting the opening day win over Southampton, his first team action has been somewhat limited as the Rodgers has preferred other options in the middle of the park.

Lazar Markovic had a few starts from September but hasn't really shone and it could represent another opportunity to see whether the Serbian can show his true potential that led to £20 million being spent on him for his services.

The players have a lot to prove to the manager, the fans, and the rest of the league as the side looks to put their disappointing start to the season behind them.

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