Graeme Le Saux: 'Liverpool will struggle without Luis Suarez'

Liverpool's Luis Suarez scores against Tottenham Hotspur on March 30, 2014.
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Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux believes that Liverpool will find it difficult to replace Luis Suarez this season.

Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux has claimed that Liverpool will struggle without Luis Suarez this season.

The Uruguayan striker, who joined Barcelona earlier this summer, scored 31 goals last term as the Reds came close to winning their first league title in 24 years.

However, Le Saux believes that the Merseysiders will find it difficult to adjust to his absence during the upcoming campaign.

"I just worry for them a bit. Not the goals, but he was such a competitor and demanded so much of everyone around him," he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"You could see he had a desperation to win and I just wonder how much the team will miss that enthusiasm."

Liverpool play their first game of the new season on Sunday when they welcome Southampton to Anfield.

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014
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