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MetiNews.Com - Liverpool lost the irreplaceable Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July 2014 and failed in their efforts to fill the hole left by the Uruguayan striker

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MetiNews.Com - Liverpool lost the irreplaceable Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July 2014 and failed in their efforts to fill the hole left by the Uruguayan striker

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Breaking News ! Liverpool's unlikely title assault in the 2013/14 Premier League season was spearheaded by a devastating attack which helped the Reds score a remarkable 101 league goals. The trio of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling saw Liverpool sweeping teams aside in style as those inside Anfield witnessed pulsating football each time they passed through the turnstiles. Suarez's exit at the end of the season presented manager Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool with a major issue, however. Just how do you replace such a talented and unique individual? Generating £75million for their main goal-getter, the Reds responded to the loss of Suarez by recruiting Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli. Read More Related Articles Rio Ferdinand lists four things Trent Alexander-Arnold must do next at Liverpool to improve Read More Related Articles "I didn't expect it" - Liverpool loanee Takumi Minamino explains Southampton transfer decision With Italian striker Fabio Borini already at the club, Liverpool had now formed their new frontline. It's fair to say that the Reds did not kick on following the departure of Suarez. In fact, they regressed at dramatic speed. Having finished second the season before, Rodgers' side could only managed to come sixth in 2014/15. Liverpool eventually moved on from Balotelli, Borini and Lambert. But where did the trio end up? Mario Balotelli Balotelli struggled to change his ways at Liverpool (Image: Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) An already controversial figure before putting pen to paper on a contract, Balotelli was either going to prove a massive hit or miss. Roberto Mancini's struggles to manage the Italian's discipline at Manchester City were well-documented, as the striker continued to hit the headlines for off-field issues as opposed to impressive performances. Rodgers later revealed his true feelings about the signing in 2016, stating: "It wasn’t just a goalscorer we were after. I felt Mario was someone who wouldn’t work for us. "But come the end of the summer, we were struggling to get someone who could do the role we wanted. I think the ownership group thought that this could be a player I could develop." Read More Related Articles RB Leipzig 'call Liverpool' over Ibrahima Konate transfer Read More Related Articles Steven Gerrard's ultimate Liverpool XI revealed as Luis Suarez fails to make the cut The 30-year-old lasted only one season at Anfield, scoring four times in 28 appearances. Balotelli headed out on loan to AC Milan for the 2015/16 campaign before joining Nice on a free transfer in August 2016. In a move that appeared to bring out the best in the striker, Balotelli scored 43 goals in 76 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit before spending a season with Marseille. He has since returned to Italy and currently plays for second division side Monza.

. The 30-year-old scored seven goals in 32 appearances for Sunderland to help them remain in the division against all the odds. But his return to the Reds in 2014/15 did not go to plan as he struggled in attack. He later re-joined the Black Cats on a permanent basis having made an impression at the club. Two seasons at Sunderland were followed by three at AC Milan, where he managed only eight goals in 75 appearances. Borini currently represents Turkish Super Lig side Karagumruk. Rickie Lambert Lambert arrived at Anfield on the back of a successful spell at Southampton Lambert had demonstrated his clinical nature across a number of seasons at Southampton. His goalscoring figures spoke volumes of the talismanic figure he had become, but a move to Liverpool represented a different challenge. Having been born in Kirkby and joining the club he had supported his life, it's fair to say that Lambert couldn't believe his luck when the £4.5m deal was agreed. Sign up for daily Liverpool news Get all the latest Liverpool breaking news, team news, transfer rumours, injury updates plus analysis of what's next for the Reds. You'll also get the latest transfer talk and analysis every day for FREE! Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! "I can't believe it. I've loved this club all my life. I left here 17 years ago and I haven't stopped loving it since," he said. "I have always dreamt of playing for Liverpool, but I did kind of think the chance of playing for them had gone. I didn't think the chance would come." Approaching the end of his career at the time of the move, this was a transfer that appeared more sentimental than considered. Lambert, like Borini and Balotelli, would leave the club at the end of 2014/15, joining West Bromwich Albion. A final move to Championship side Cardiff City came to fruition in 2016/17, in what proved to be the final act of his career before retirement.

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