Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin believes that Samed Yesil could be the man to help ease the burden placed on Luis Saurez after Fabio Borini was ruled out of action for three months.

The Reds have a severe shortage of options in attack after the Italian was sidelined until the New Year. Manager Brendan Rodgers now has just one fit senior striker at the club in the form of Suarez.

Samed Yesil and Nuri Sahin
Yesil celebrates as Sahin scores against West Brom [Reuters]

With Andy Carroll unable to return from his loan until at least January, which is by no means certain to happen, Rodgers may be forced to once again call upon his pool of young players.

The likes of Raheem Sterling, Suso and Jonjo Shelvey have already excelled in attacking positions this season, and it seems another could soon get the chance to impress.

Yesil was signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has continued to excel in the German youth structure where he has scored a staggering 32 goals in 33 appearances at a variety of age ranges.

The 18-year-old was once again on target earlier this week when he scored against the Republic of Ireland and it seems Sahin believes he has the ability to succeed in the Liverpool first team.

"Samed knows where the goal is," Sahin told the Liverpool Echo. "He can smell the goal and that is a quality you cannot teach.

"His record is spectacular and if he continues to listen he'll be a good player for Liverpool."

Liverpool have endured a difficult start to the season and have only picked up six points from their opening seven league games.

While Suarez has been in impressive goal-scoring form, with five league goals already this season, Rodgers will need other players to take the burden away from the Uruguay international.

Liverpool have some big names in the coming weeks as they first face Reading at Anfield, before a short, but difficult trip to Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby against high-flying Everton.

Rodgers may well need to call upon Yesil whose only senior appearance in club football came in the League Cup victory over West Brom earlier this season.