Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes new signings will help Brendan Rodgers' side to prove "there is life after Luis Suarez" at Anfield.

The Merseyside club have already signed strikers Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert to cope with the Uruguayan international departure to Barcelona.

However, and especially after Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Monday, some doubts have emerged whether the team will keep their efficiency up-front without Suarez, who scored 31 goals last season to help Liverpool to become the second top scoring side in the Premier League – just behind Manuel Pellegrini's side.

But when questioned about that, Gerrard said: "Hopefully the new signings along with everyone who has been here for a long time can help show everyone there is life after Luis and we'll try and fight to try and be successful without him."

Nevertheless, Rodgers has bolstered other lines in order to face the Champions League challenge with Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo, Alberto Moreno and Divock Origi - although the young Belgian striker has returned to Lille on a season-long loan.

"The manager has strengthened in other areas and we've also recently signed Mario Balotelli," the captain told the Liverpool official website.

Liverpool will try to move on from their defeat against City with a visit to leaders Tottenham on Sunday after Mauricio Pochettino's side secured six points from their opening two matches.

"It's going to be very tough. Tottenham away is a difficult match. They've started the season really well, have a new manager and have their confidence and belief back.

"We'll have to perform at our maximum to get the result we want, but we're going to go there for three points and we're confident we can get."