The Reds fearsome SAS strikeforce of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge dragged them closer than ever before to an elusive Premier League glory last season.
This season the goals of BOSS (Mario Balotelli, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling) was supposed to go one further and secure their first league win in 25 years.
For a club clearly big on acronyms the word LOSS describes their season perfectly:
L - For 'Ladotelli' - Balotelli's nickname when things go awry (as they often do) for him;
O - For having lost Origi on-loan to Lille;
S - For Sturridge and his never-ending injury woes;
S - For Sterling who has continually been played out of position and is seeking a move away from Anfield.
Liverpool's struggles up-front have not gone amiss as Rodgers promised new strikers would be coming in the summer transfer window after the 0-0 draw with West Brom.
To help the Anfield gaffer and his transfer committee, we have compiled a list of ten top strikers in Europe the Reds could realistically obtain.
They will be ranked in descending order (from 10-1) based on the following criteria:
Ability - how good the player currently is;
Suitability - how quickly will the player be likely to settle in;
Possibility - can Liverpool afford the player and would he even want to join a club without Champions League football?
Each criteria has a score of 10 meaning the highest mark which can be formed is 30. Where two or more have the same overall mark they will be spilt by the possibility of such a deal going through.
As the Danny Ings deal is reportedly now a formality he is a noticeable absentee. So too is Manchester United's Javier Hernandez who is highly unlikely to join the Merseyside club due to the intense rivalry both clubs share and Palermo's Paulo Dybala who is set to join Juventus.
*Statistics from WhoScored
Having won the Bundesliga twice for Bayern Munich, as well as the Champions League in 2013, Mandzukic is a very talented player.
In all competitions he scored 48 goals in 88 games for Bayern, and 20 in 42 for his new club Atletico Madrid confirming his talent as well as his consistency.
However, goals do not tell the whole picture and it is telling Atletico are willing to sell the 29-year-old just like his previous German employers did in 2014.
The Croat has only managed a pass accuracy of 66.2% from an average of 19.8 passes per game this season for the Madrid based club in La Liga.
Surprisingly, despite playing for a possession mad manager in Guardiola last season, Mandzukic's passing was not much better, averaging 72.7% from 17.7 average passes in the Bundesliga.
He is also a torrid dribbler (0.3 per game for Atletico this season and 0.4 for Munich last season). Mandzukic is player who thrives on service - much like summer flops Balotelli and Lambert.
Although Mandzukic's work-rate is far more intense than the aforementioned, it is still the case that Rodgers would have to change his style of play to get the best out of him.
With the Madrid striker clearly not cut out for the elite, he could do himself a favour and come to Liverpool where he would be far better than anyone he would be competing with immediately and help the club in their bid to return to the top.
Although whether he would deem Liverpool a step too low is another point. The Reds have not consistently been in the Champions League since 2009 and were dumped out of Europe's premier competition at the group stages before losing to Besiktas immediately after in the Europa League.
It would also cost the club an arm and a leg to complete the deal - numbers that would be hard to justify for a 29-year-old.
Those 11 goals make up 15 of the goals the Belgian has scored this season in all competitions which perhaps encapsulate Benteke perfectly - he is inconsistent.
The 19 netted in the Premier League 2012 has since been followed by 10 and 13 this season. Those numbers can be explained by injuries, the club's regression under former manager Paul Lambert and its revival under Tim Sherwood.
With Benteke over the worst of his injuries he is back to his formidable best.
However, just as it was with 10th placed Mandzukic, Benteke simply does not suit Rodgers' style of football and there is no surprise both have a similar skill-set and both ended up last on this list.
Where the Villa striker does outshine his more illustrious counterpart is with his ability in the air. Since joining Villa in 2012 Benteke has bullied defences - especially Liverpool's.
He has won 6.6 aerial duels this season- the third highest in all the major European leagues and is only behind Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiesling and Hannover's Joselu.
Such prowess added with his Premier League experience and his pace means Benteke just might be worth changing a team for.
Despite Benteke's good form Villa finished 15th in his first two seasons and this season Villa are one place worse off in 16th.
Harshly put, they are club with no ambition and are going nowhere fast. Without Benteke they would have gone down in each season.
Should Liverpool register interest he would leave, although talk of £30 million may prove troubling.
Against the backdrop of another mediocre season for Inter Milan the 22-year-old has been a bright light in a dismal campaign notching goals against Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Sampdoria and Genoa.
A big game player, as well as courageous (see link above), the youngster has all the characteristics needed to handle a big move despite only playing 103 games in professional football.
Icardi is quick, offers brilliant movement, is two-footed, good in the air and can handle rough challenges making him the ideal poacher.
He is not however ridiculously skilled, so unlike Luis Suarez, he does rely upon regular service to score goals, especially in matches where space is at a premium and shots cannot be reeled off at will - matches Liverpool tend to struggle in.
In the past few season Inter have finished sixth, ninth, fifth and they are currently eight with a possibility of finishing ninth. Liverpool's recent history is not much better but they have shown they capable of doing better with two semi-final appearances in the cups this season, as well as second in the Premier League last season.
The Premier League is also far richer than Serie A and has one more Champions League spot available to it.
If Liverpool were to put in a serious bid they should be able to snag Icardi.
From the wing last season the Frenchman fired in 15 goals in 36 league games and 22 in 54 in all competitions. This season from his preferred central role he has bagged 27 from 33 league matches and 31 in from 38 in all competitions.
His brand of football consists of searing pace, accurate finishing, silky dribbles, set-pieces, versatility and movement has forced him into the French squad - just in time for the up and coming Euro 2016.
Though perhaps what makes him an all-rounder is his contributions in build-up play. He has averaged 1.6 key passes per game and has the joint fourth highest through ball rate in Ligue 1 with 0.3 per game.
At the age of 23 the sky's the limit and he has the potential to become one of the best strikers in the game.
For that very same reason Lyon are determined to keep hold of the best talent they have had since Karim Benzema.
Lacazette spearheaded Lyon's failed attempt to wrestle Ligue 1 supremacy from PSG and will not sell him for nothing less than top dollar.
Incidentally, with a new stadium ready for next season and an academy propping their best squad since Juninho and Michael Essien graced the Stade de Gerland a decade ago, there is a feeling the club no longer need to sell their best.
That said the riches of the Premier League is something only Bayern, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid can feel comfortable competing with.
In his first season with Sevilla he won the Europa League scoring seven goals in the tournament. He was also voted the best signing in La Liga, as well as the best South American player last season.
Fully adapted in the league, this season he has scored more goals in less games and stands to win the Europa League for the second season in a row.
Bacca much like Icardi is a poacher who is lethal around the box and also has a brilliant big game record as well. His pace, heading ability and positioning in the box would give Liverpool an option they have not had this season.
His six assists this season also show his willingness to get involved in the team's build-up play.
On paper with liverpool having much more money than Sevilla fans would be forgiven for thinking this deal is a formality. In reality it is not.
The La Liga club finished outside the Champions League spots on the last day but have another opportunity to qualify for it via retaining the Europa League against Dnipro Moscow - a match they are favourites.
Given Bacca has not played in the Champions League before and is 28, time is not on his side and if he were to leave Sevilla it may well be for a side with a greater recent history.
Both last season and this season the Gabon international has been top performer in largely forgettable seasons. His 13 goals in the Bundesliga has been bettered with 16 this campaign.
His tally of 16 and 19 goals in the previous two seasons in Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne shows Aubameyang is player capable enough to adapt his game to the rigours of different leagues and still be a star.
Of all the players in this list Aubameyang is the most likely to succeed in the Premier League due to his athletic build. In 2013 it emerged he was faster than Usain Bolt over 30 metres.
Aside from his explosive acceleration he is also very strong in the air as denoted by the 1.6 aerial duels he has won aided by his six foot two frame.
Equally adapt on the wings or as a striker his assist tally of six in the league this season is not surprising.
Where the fleet-footed striker could be considered weak is the fact his legs tend to work quicker than his brain. A pass success rate of 67.2% from an average of 22.9 passes is underwhelming.
The result is Aubameyang is deadly in open space but can be a liability in closed spaces - in that sense he does not improve Liverpool.
With Klopp resigning after a disastrous campaign which saw the 2013 Champions League finalists in dead last at the Christmas break, rumours have been rife regarding the future of Dortmund's best.
Aubameyang is however happy at the club and it would take a mammoth bid for Dortmund to consider as they look to re-build.
Vietto's goals won him the La Liga Player of the Month award in December showing his adaptation into the world's best league was a swift one.
At the age of 21 youngster still has much to prove, but having netted eight in the Europa League this season he has shown the temperament to succeed.
Vietto has been compared to Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and it is easy to see why. Bursts of acceleration has twisted and turned defenders allowing the space for pin-point finishing.
The striker's 1.6 key passes in the Europa League have yielded four assists showcasing his creative talents too.
Where Liverpool may have reservations is Vietto's lack of experience. He only joined Villarreal this season from Racing Club in Argentina - incidentally where Diego Simeone, now of Atletico Madrid, started his football career.
With the likes of Raheem Sterling and many other Reds wilting under pressure in big matches, adding another youngster may not be the wisest course of action.
Vietto is highly rated by Diego Simeone but a move depends largely on the future's of Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic, as well as whether Atletico decide to chase first choice target Edinson Cavani.
Aside from that if Liverpool decided to chase after the striker they would face little competition for a player who is still largely under under-the-radar.
With a reported low buyout clause he would not cause the Premier League club much either.
The Colombian's record of 92 in 132 in three seasons for the Portuguese outfit makes him rightfully recognised as one of Europe's top strikers.
As with many strikers in the so called 'lower leagues', they are known for padding their scoring records by 'bullying' smaller sides. Martinez cannot be accused of this however. Goals against Bayern Munich in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final and a World Cup double against Japan indicates he can do it on the big stage too.
Martinez is your archetypal striker: Big, powerful, quick, good in the air and good with either foot. When in and around the box he is incredibly difficult to stop and occupies defenders with his work rate.
In many ways he is the complete opposite of Mario Balotelli and would have suited the lone-striker systems Rodgers has plumped for this season far more than the maverick Italian.
However, in his three seasons at Porto he has yet to register an assist in Europe giving off the impression of a one dimensional player who requires service.
Additionally, Martinez is 28 and will be 29 in October. His age and transfer price will at odds with the way Liverpool normally conduct their business.
Despite his goals Martinez has only won the Portuguese league once - and that was in his debut season. This season and last season has seen Porto narrowly lose out to fierce rivals Benfica.
With success in few and far between and Porto's penancht for selling their best players creating a never-ending recycling process, Martinez would be available, albeit for a large sum.
Currently with Napoli, the Argentine has a record of 50 goals in 96 games during his two seasons with the club. For his country the striker has netted 23 in 47 caps. Excluding his first two rookie seasons with Real Madrid, he scored 111 in 207 games, frequently overshadowing Karim Benzema.
Aside from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who average more than one goal a game, as well as Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero who average one goal per game, Higuain sits comfortably on top of the next batch of players who routinely net one in two games.
Central to Higuain's goalscoring record is his unerring shooting ability with either foot from close range or from distance. Aided with a fair amount of pace and heading ability he is adaptable to different situations.
His playmaking skills are often underplayed too. In his two seasons at the San Paolo he has had 14 assists - seven in each season. He has also made 1.3 key passes per game and has a pass accuracy of 78.1% from 20.1 passes per game.
Armed with a strong overall game it would be safe money to bet on him succeeding at Liverpool, especially as he has adapted to the traditionally tough Serie A and the harsh pressures of the Bernabeu.
Where Higuain could become unstuck is his relative lack of individual ability. He may have a superb striking record and he may be South American but he is no Luis Suarez.
Napoli were knocked out the Champions League group stage last season and failed to qualify for it properly this season as Athletic Bilbao knocked them out the qualifiers.
They are doomed to finish fourth in Serie A - one position outside the Champions League spots and their Europa League semi-final knockout means they will not be in Europe's premier competition next season.
With Rafa Benitez - the manager who bought Higuain - set for Real Madrid, there is little reason for the Argentine to stay.
Liverpool may not have Champions League football themselves but they have far more money at their disposal. As long as Atletico Madrid do not switch interests from Edinson Cavani then a move for the Napoli star should not be complicated.
Since joining Real Sociedad in 2011 Vela's stats have continually improved:
2011/12: 12 goals and 7 assists
2012/13: 14 goals and 9 assists
2013/14: 16 goals and 12 assists
The Mexican had a downturn in form this season scoring only nine and assisting three in an injury-hit season (2014/15 is the first time Vela failed to make 30 league appearances).
Nonetheless, before his injury he managed to net seven goals and was La Liga's Player of the Month in November - a month which included a goal against Atletico Madrid and a hat-trick against Elche.
Former teammate and strike partner Antoine Griezmann has enjoyed wild success with Atletico this season scoring 22 goals in La Liga, but for the three seasons they were together Vela outshone him.
Of Griezmann's 16 goals for Sociedad last season, Vela assisted four of them, as well as a further four for Imanol Agirretxe.
In the previous two seasons the two forwards had together, Griezmann scored 10 and 7, pailing insignificance to Vela's tally.
The diminutive forward has a chequered history with his country with Mexico but upon his return in November 2014 scored a brace against the Netherlands and has 11 goals in 36 caps.
Unlike the other forwards mentioned on this list, Vela has made his trade as a support striker rather than an out-and-out striker.
Nonetheless, his versatility to be at home on the wing or in a central position, as well as his technique, complements Sturridge's fast and frantic game perfectly.
Furthermore, while Vela's goalscoring record is not superb, it puts him on par with the world's leading support strikers such as Karim Benzema and Wayne Rooney.
The Frenchman has scored 11, 17 and 15 in the past three seasons for Real Madrid. Similarly, Rooney has netted 12, 17 and 12 in his last three seasons for Manchester United.
Vela is also accustomed to the Premier League. In his last season he scored three goals (one for Arsenal and two on-loan for West Brom) in just three starts.
He also scored twice for Arsenal against Braga in the Champions League suggesting he has the talent to play on the biggest stage.
Sociedad sold Griezmann to Atletico for £24 million therefore any bid for Vela could be within the same region. The club also finished a disappointing season in 12th ensuring they have little ground to prevent a star player leaving.
Precedence shows the La Liga club are a selling club too. Griezmann aside, Claudio Bravo left for Barcelona this season and Asier Illarramendi left the club for Real Madrid in 2013 for £30 million.
Going back a few years Xabi Alonso left for Liverpool, Nihat for Villarreal, Darko Kovacevic for Juventus and Valeri Karpin for Valencia.
Simply put if the Reds put in a solid bid they would secure the deal.