Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes Brendan Rodgers's side will overcome their struggles once Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge return to action. The Reds began the campaign in a promising way with two victories but have since failed to win their following three Premier League games, getting a goalless draw at Arsenal before consecutive defeats against West Ham United and Manchester United.
Rodgers tried to address the lack of goals in his attack during the summer transfer window with the additions of Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings after Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert failed fill the gap left by Luis Suarez last season. But even though former Aston Villa striker Benteke has already found the net on two occasions, his side have only scored one further goal in their five games of the campaigns.
Gerrard believes Sturridge's return to action will be the solution and tipped the England international to forge a prominent partnership with Benteke this season, like he did with Suarez two seasons ago.
"I think it's vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible," Gerrard told Radio City. "I think the key is the partnership he forms with Benteke because if they click together there's plenty more big games to finish high up in the league."
The LA Galaxy star also hailed the importance of Coutinho and Henderson in Rodgers's squad after the duo were badly missed in the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford. The Brazilian playmaker will return against Norwich City following his one-game ban but Henderson's return is still uncertain after he was sent to America to see a specialist due to problems in his heel.
"Henderson has been a big miss and Coutinho's suspension was a hammer blow, so I think they're three big players," Gerrard said. "If you get those three into the team we will be fine."