This may not make easy reading for Liverpool fans, but perhaps it’s better to mentally prepare yourself for this kind of thing as soon as possible. Liverpool’s signing of Lambert was daunting, not least because Liverpool had thought it wise to sign Rickie Lambert, but because it suggested that the club may be preparing for post-Suarez life.

It’s life not worth considering, and yet it’s one we must. And there’s nothing to say that this has to go badly for Liverpool. If Real Madrid come in with a Bale-sized bid, it’s quite possible that Liverpool could more than adequately replace Suarez, if not with one player then with a number. With this in mind, we consider SIX Replacements for the Madrid-bound Liverpool star.

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Alexis Sanchez