Suarez & Sturridge

According to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers the partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge is “up there with the best” following a convincing performance from the duo on Sunday Vs Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Sturridge scored the first goal for the reds and set up the following two goals for Suarez in a 3-1 win over the black cats and they showcased what looks like one of the deadliest partnerships in the Premier League. So much so that premier league betting shows that Liverpool are 10/1 to win the League, the shortest price for years.

 

Brendan Rodgers pointed out the partnership between Van Persie and Rooney as being outstanding and I am sure that it is a partnership that will prove fruitful this season, however Man Utd have become very over-shadowed with a very poor start to the season collecting only 7 points in 6 games.

 

This is what Rodgers had to say in his post-match interview at the end of the match, “Those two will only get better. You can see their understanding. We have done a lot of work with them together in training and they looked very, very bright.

“They are two different types as well, which makes it hard for defenders because one has pace, power and two good feet, and the other is a wriggler and can shift his body very quickly and ends up in the box”
Suarez made his return after a 10 match ban against Manchester United last Wednesday and his impact has been evident right from the off. Liverpool fans will definitely be relieved after a summer long saga revolving around Luis Suarez going to Arsenal, but Liverpool’s shrewdness to keep the player has shown their intent to challenge for a place in the Champions League and with a duo like Suarez and Sturridge, it is looking more and more likely.

 

Here are the stats for the Premier Leagues most in-form players of 2013:

Source: Opta

Christian Benteke – 18 Goals in 22 Games

Daniel Sturridge – 15 Goals in 20 Games

Robin Van Persie – 15 Goals in 23 Games

Luis Suarez – 12 Goals in 15 Games

Romelu Lukaku –  12 Goals in 20 Games