The Reds have brought in the likes of Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren during the summer following Suarez’s big-money move to Barcelona.
But former Liverpool defender Carragher is concerned that the players brought in have not performed at the level required so far this season.
“No matter how brave a face you try to put on the situation, you cannot under-estimate how damaging it is to lose part of the spine of your team,” said Carragher.
“You know you are losing a world-class talent and the team no longer looks right.
“Our problem in 2009 was the fact Xabi Alonso’s replacement, Alberto Aquilani, arrived injured and struggled to make an impact.
“This year Rodgers has seen his band’s lead singer move on and, so far, it seems as if Suarez has been replaced with backing singers.
“I know it’s early days but, when you have spent £38m on defenders like Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho, you don’t want to be hearing about settling in. You want instant results but Liverpool are shipping goals.”
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