Liverpool have had a stuttering start to the season as a narrow victory against Southampton was followed with a mistake ridden defeat away to Manchester City.
In both matches, Liverpool failed to advantage of their dominant spells in the match and were left reeling at the end of both matches when Southampton and Man City took full advantage of their spells in dominating the game.
Liverpool deployed a 4-3-3 formation in both matches that ensured they dominated possession, although left them utterly rudderless in attack.
With Daniel Sturridge working the channels, Liverpool often had a void up front that could not be filled regularly by follow attackers Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho.
After Southampton had pegged Liverpool back and Man City had raced to a 3-0 lead that bellied the actual run of play, Brendan Rodgers brought in target man Rickie Lambert, changing the formation from 4-3-3 to a diamond 4-4-2.
Immediately on both occasions, Liverpool improved their box play and immediately scored to beat Southampton and to get a consolation against Man City. In fact, Liverpool could have scored twice in the space of a minute as Rickie Lambert spurned an opportunity to score again.
The backbone behind Liverpool's fantastic 11 match winning streak that brought them so close to winning the league was the freedom Sturridge and Suarez had playing up top.
The two dovetailed between each other, providing the perfect balance of pace, skill and movement that baffled defenders and allowed Liverpool's other midfielders with the space to bomb forward.
With Mario Balotelli available to start against Tottenham, Liverpool now have a top class striker with all the skills to replicate the famous 'SAS' of last season.