English Premiership

Rodgers has striker conundrum

2014-11-20 15:42
Brendan Rodgers (AFP)

Cape Town - Brendan Rodgers takes his troops on the road this weekend and will be hoping his misfiring strikers can come good against Crystal Palace.

Liverpool's strike-force was the main reason why the team finished second in the English Premiership last season.

This time round, it's proving Liverpool's biggest issue with Brendan Rodgers unsure who to trust with the job of leading his attack.

In the absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge since early September, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini, the other three strikers in the squad, have not scored a goal between them in the league.

Like Arsenal and Man United, Liverpool's objective is simply finishing in the top four to secure a place in the Champions League, but it is currently in 11th place.

Balotelli injured his hamstring on international duty with Italy and is a doubt for Liverpool's match at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Kick-off at Selhurst Park is set for 15:30. 


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