Adam Lallana believes the loss of Luis Suarez and missing Daniel Sturridge due to injury is the reason behind Liverpool's lack of goals this season.
The Reds allowed the Uruguayan international to leave Anfield as Suarez completed his switch to Barcelona earlier in the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, the England international is recovering from injury and made his last appearance during the league clash against Tottenham Hotspur in August.
Brendan Rodgers signed Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli in the summer and the striker duo has struggled to find the back of the net this campaign.
Liverpool are currently 11th on the table with 14 points from 11 matches. The England international has urged his Liverpool teammates to score regularly in order to help the Merseyside club avoid further slump.
"After losing Luis Suarez and missing Daniel Sturridge up top lately, it's been difficult," Lallana said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"But we've had to find different ways of winning games; other people have had to chip in with goals."
"It was great for Mario Balotelli to get a goal against Swansea in the League Cup and now we are through to the quarters."
"We know we've not been playing to our maximum but we are still in transition. We feel that if we keep working hard, a really good performance is around the corner," he added.
Lallana made a switch to Anfield from Southampton earlier in the summer. The midfielder has started in five league matches this season and has already scored his first goal for his new club.
The 26-year-old has heaped praise on Rodgers and says the former Swansea manager's man-management skills have already impressed the English midfielder.
"Working for Brendan Rodgers has been brilliant. He's a great manager, he's very hands on, works very much with the players, and his man-management skills are good," the former Southampton star said.
"He even speaks Spanish to a lot of the lads who can't speak English. He's tactically clever and sees things. And he always wants to improve. He's always watching games, looking to tweak things differently. He's a very, very clever manager," Lallana concluded.