Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has warned manager Brendan Rodgers off approaching another forward to replace Luis Suarez after pledging to step up in the absence of the departed Uruguay international.

The Reds withdrew from a deal to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers, reportedly due to a problem with the French international's medical.

Rodgers says Liverpool will turn their attention to other targets to replace Suarez, who joined Barcelona earlier this summer but Sturridge says he can cover for the loss of the former PFA Players' Player of the Year.

"In terms of next season for the goals, I'll step up myself and everyone has to," Sturridge, who scored 21 league goals last term, told The Sun.

"It was a unique partnership and I wish Luis all the best. We shared some good times together.

"We created history with our goals and became the most successful Liverpool partnership in one season.

"But we will move forward as a team. It's everyone's job to do that, the new boys who've come in as well as the players who have been there all season."

The England international, who scored against Italy at the World Cup, added: "This is a huge club, with a lot of players who can step up. Luis has left. That's football, he's moved on."

Liverpool reached a century of league goals last season with Suarez, who netted 31 times, in the team but having added the likes of Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana to their squad this summer will be hopeful of repeating that feat.

Sturridge is expected to lead the line regardless of how successful Liverpool are in drafting in a replacement for Suarez and Rodgers admits he has seen a huge difference in his main forward in pre-season.

"I've seen a difference in Daniel since he came back," said Rodgers. "He has obviously got confidence from the World Cup and his season last year.

"I think he's ready to take on the mantle. He got 20-odd goals last season so he's a striker of great value."

"I'll just worry about the players I have, who showed in enough games last season and the season before, when we didn't have Luis, that we can score goals. That won't be an issue."