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Gerrard, Suarez Left Out of Hearts Squad

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We've been beating the lack of depth drum fairly often around here, and after the way things went on Saturday, that worry isn't going away any time soon. Liverpool need to make some additions to the squad, and in the ideal world they won't just be fillers, but players who provide not only depth but quality. With the club's hesitance/inability to spend significant amounts of money, it's going to make for an interesting and potentially frustrating finish to the transfer window.

On the immediate horizon for the current squad is the trip to Scotland tomorrow to face Hearts, with a trip back to Liverpool for Sunday's match with City. The timing of the fixtures was always going to mean significant changes, and today we found out that the changes will leave four starters from Saturday's loss at home. Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, and Glen Johnson were not included, Oussama Assaidi's cup-tied, and there's further news that Jose Enrique's knee injury will keep him out for at least one more match.

Without undercutting myself too much for the preview later this afternoon, it all makes for an eleven that's possibly going to be full of young talent. Typically we're left to hope for that without actually seeing it happen, but there don't really seem to be any other options at this point--from front to back, there's younger players that aren't too far down the depth chart, and tomorrow's as good a time as any for them to see competitive action.

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