Liverpool FC: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up Following Luis Suarez's Racism Ban

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Liverpool FC: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up Following Luis Suarez's Racism Ban
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Tuesday, the fears of every Liverpool fan were realized: Luis Suarez was hit with a eight-match ban as punishment for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Suarez will continue playing until an appeal is heard, but Liverpool still face the very likely possibility that their talismanic striker will be kept off the pitch for an extended period of time.

With this reality firmly in view, it is time to plan for the future, and that future begins with this question: Who will step up in the absence of Suarez?

This season, Liverpool have been overwhelmingly reliant on Luis Suarez. He has bagged numerous game-winners and game-clinchers for the Reds this season, and the Reds have won nine out of 10 games in all competitions in which Suarez has scored (drawing the other).

But now, Liverpool will need to look elsewhere for the magic necessary to overcome opponents.

Here are five players who most need to step up their performances to compensate for the absence of Luis Suarez.

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