Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler says we'll find out what the players are made of in the absence of Steven Gerrard and Danny Sturridge.

Fowler believes the high-flying Reds face a tough task to keep up their form, with the influential pair out until the new year.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: "It will be tough. Steven, in particular, is a big miss. Everything good Liverpool do comes through him and Suarez.

"Daniel maybe needs a break because he missed a lot of pre-season.

"He was scoring but his form started to dip a little bit. He was playing catch-up and getting little niggles but he'll be back to how he was.

"Brendan must tell them this is a chance for them to show people Liverpool are not a two-man team."