Liverpool striking legend Robbie Fowler has backed Daniel Sturridge to successfully lead the line for the Reds this season as the club prepares for life without Luis Suarez.

Fowler, who knows a thing or two about playing as a forward, heaped praise on Sturridge, and thinks Liverpool's No.15 now has the perfect opportunity to further demonstrate his fantastic abilities as the team's attacking focal point.

"He's got that chance now, to go out there and prove to everyone what we already know: that he's a great player," Fowler told

"We know he's been a shining light since he's been here, but now he's got even more of a chance."

Liverpool's legendary former No.9 is also fully confident that the Reds will move on from Suarez's summer departure, repeating the mantra that nobody is bigger than the club.

"He's a great player, but no-one's bigger than the club and we all know and accept that," Fowler said.

"We all know he's a phenomenal player, but Liverpool as a club, they just go on. Think of all the players that have gone in the past - great players - and they've always adapted and gone on to do well.

"When Ian Rush went, someone came in and done a job - obviously I came in after Rushie, I forgot about that! I come in and done alright, then Michael [Owen] was there - he was always handy as well; you've got Fernando Torres who was brilliant at Liverpool. He leaves and Suarez comes in and does an unbelievable job.

"Now all of a sudden people are saying 'what will we do?' but Liverpool as a club will always go on. Whatever team Brendan [Rodgers] puts out, they'll all be singing from the same hymn-sheet and wanting to do well."