Liverpool recorded a much-needed win to relieve the pressure on Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday evening, beating Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth 3-1 away from home to book a Capital One Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
The result came following a nightmare eight days for the Reds which saw them exit the Champions League at the group stage following a tame 1-1 draw at home to FC Basel before a 3-0 humbling away to bitter rivals Manchester United.
The last two matches have seen Brendan Rodgers alter the system to a 3-4-3, moving Raheem Sterling into a central strikers’ position.
The 20-year-old could have quite easily scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford had it not been for the form of David De Gea and recorded two goals as the Reds ran out 1-3 winners last night.
With Daniel Sturridge having not kicked a ball in Liverpool colours since August and with Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini having managed one Premier League goal between them, the pressure is very much on Liverpool’s boy wonder to carry the Reds out of this difficult period.
With the January transfer window fast approaching, Brendan Rodgers knows some attacking signings to relieve the pressure on Sterling should be considered a priority.
Here we have identified five players that would help ease some of that pressure.
Click on Sterling to reveal 5 Liverpool January signings to RELIEVE the pressure on his shoulders.
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