Depth in the attack has long been an Achilles' heel for Liverpool.
First it was supplying a strike partner for Fernando Torres. Then it was finding a replacement when he left for Chelsea. Now its finding a partner for Luis Suarez. Sooner or later, the Reds may need to find another replacement.
Suarez may seem untouchable, but few would have expected Torres to leave in the January transfer window during the 2010/11 season. The Uruguayan striker's form—he leads the club in scoring with 10 goals—has made him one of the most wanted strikers in Europe.
The club have Suarez signed through the next four seasons, but contracts in football aren't worth the paper they're printed on. A player can go from club favorite to public enemy No. 1 in the span of a few weeks.
Should Liverpool be offered at least £50 million for Suarez, they might be likely to listen. It would be a hefty windfall for the club and allow them the funding to search for reinforcements.
In addition Liverpool would rid themselves of the various headaches that Suarez has caused both on the pitch and off. He's gone a while without incident, but the threat of him doing something stupid is always there.
Any move would be unlikely to occur during the upcoming transfer window, but that doesn't mean the Reds shouldn't have a contingency plan in the event he does leave Anfield.
If that transfer were to happen, here's eight players either already at the club or acquired that could replace Suarez in the short and long-term.