Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler told the Liverpool Echo that his old club may never be able to replace the goals, which have been scored by Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard’s association with the club is about to come to an end, after he announced earlier in the season that he wouldn’t be signing a new contract to stay on at the club.
Fowler is in no doubt that Gerrard will leave Liverpool with his legendary status intact, but feels there may be no one who gets close to his goalscoring record for the Reds in the future.
“With the way things are in modern football with players moving on I think it will be very hard for anyone to get close to that total of goals in future,” he said.
“We knew he was special but when he first broke into the side no-one had any idea that he would become the player he did.”
Gerrard recently passed Fowler’s tally of 183 goals for the club, which is solid evidence of his ability to provide a threat from midfield throughout his career.
Gerrard hasn’t been a consistent performer for Brendan Rodgers over the second half of this season, but he will be a big miss because of his experience and the goal threat he’s always provided.
It’s going to be a real challenge for Rodgers to replace him and he may already have ideas over the sort of players he wants to go after in the transfer market.
However, there have been early indications over how he’s going to set up the side’s midfield next season, with Jordan Henderson stepping forward as captain and Philippe Coutinho in behind the striker.
It will be interesting to see how the Anfield club cope.