The partnership formed between Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez is on the lips of every Liverpool fan. In the modern game today, it is very rare to see a team playing with two strikers upfront as they opt to have the lone man and a supporting act behind him.
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who was a great striker in his time, has spoken out about the SAS partnership in his column in the Daily Mirror by saying, “It is nice to be able to talk about a striker partnership at Liverpool, too, because so many clubs are playing one up these days that there aren’t many partnerships around.
“The partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge is still in its infancy but it looks very promising. In a short space of time, they seem to have established a great understanding with each other.
“They are both players of great quality and whoever they are playing against, they are going to be a real handful for the opposing defence.
“The Uruguayan has come back from his suspension looking as sharp as ever and Daniel has made an unbelievably good start to the season. He is reveling in the responsibility he has been given.
“It is always more difficult to score goals than it is to prevent yourself conceding them. And the heartening thing for Liverpool fans is that when you have the kind of firepower the club now has at its disposal, there is always a heightened chance of being successful.”
It will be interesting to see how well the SAS partnership goes for the rest of the season. My biggest fear is when one of them picks up an injury, then what? It could mean that Iago Aspas gets a chance to come in and show us what he is all about. The Spanish striker has not had the best of starts to his Liverpool career but he is a decent backup to have when needed.
Where I feel the SAS is doing well is that most defenders and defences today are used to only having one out-and-out striker to contend with during a game, now with Liverpoool we are able to throw two players in there to cause them a whole lot of problems. I would love to see Rio Ferdinand up against SAS as the Manchester United defender seems to have lost the plot and his form. It would be a pleasure to see SAS run circles around him!