Liverpool star Adam Lallana believes the only way to fill the void that "irreplaceable" Steven Gerrard will leave at Anfield is not just through one single player but by a combination of team work.
The captain is set to leave Brendan Rodger's side at the end of the current campaign to move to MLS side La Galaxy in the summer after 17 successful seasons at Merseyside.
Gerrard has proved his worth in recent games – providing four points to his side in the last two games, scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory over QPR and netting the equaliser during the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday (10 May).
And while Rodgers is expected to bolster the squad with some marquee additions this summer, Lallana believes Liverpool will need a collective effort to cope with his absence next season, rather than an individual star.
"He's come up with a goal here today, something he's done his entire career," Lallana said to Liverpool's official website after the captain's performance at Stamford Bridge.
"I don't think the Premier League or Liverpool realise what we're going to miss out on next season. I feel we're all going to have to give an extra percentage [to fill the gap]. We all need to dig in and work hard because he is irreplaceable, really.
"I feel the best way to replace him is not just through one certain individual; it's going to be a combination of every single player. He's proved today and last week [against QPR], coming up with a goal, what a man he is and what a player he is for this club."
Meanwhile, Lallana has urged his side to end the season with two victories in the remaining games against Crystal Palace and Stoke City, even though the draw at Chelsea virtually ended their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League.
"We want to take six points from our remaining games," said Lallana.
"We gradually grew into the game today and it was a lot better second half. We got into good areas. It kind of sums our season up – we've not been clinical enough in front of goal, we've not taken our chances.
"We got a point out of the game, but it was never enough, really. We needed the three points, so we're disappointed."