Hodgson concedes his squad is short of the necessary quality up front.
He explained to liverpoolfc.tv: "We've got to trust in the players because until January we can't do anything about that.
"We changed formation two or three times (against Blackpool), there were several attempts to change things around. We had Dirk Kuyt playing as a front player, then we moved him wide and moved Joe Cole in. We moved Meireles into the centre and brought on another wide player.
"We did what we could with the players we have available at the moment, but we are a little bit short of out-and-out front players at the moment, and of course we lost one of the most important ones near the start of the game."