Nicol told talkSPORT: "Liverpool have a problem putting the ball in the back of the net from open play. They lack a cutting edge.
"Hopefully Sahin can come in and sit in front of [Steven] Gerrard and [Joe] Allan and thread the balls through for Suarez, which will help him.
"He does so much work outside the box and that hurts him when he gets into the box. Hopefully Sahin can come in and do the job [of creating chances]."