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Are Suarez & Sturridge The EPL's Best?

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers thinks that Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge could be the best strike duo in the English Premier League.

England striker Sturridge blossomed while Suarez was banned for biting, scoring six goals in a blistering start to the season as Liverpool’s out-and-out striker.

He and Suarez seemed to click towards the end of last season however, and Rodgers has been biding his time until being able to field them together.

In the Uruguayan’s first league match back on Sunday, there was further evidence of his fine understanding with young colt Sturridge.

The former Chelsea man got his own name on the scoresheet, and twice turned provider for his strike partner’s brace.

The partnership and goals gave Liverpool a 3-1 win over Sunderland, and took them to second on the Premier League table, and Rodgers does not believe there is more potent duo in the English top-flight than the one at his disposal.

"I'm not sure there's two better in the league," he said.

"These two can be the best in the country. The two of them looked very bright but they can only get better. Daniel is becoming much more of a team player. They are two very different players which makes it difficult for defenders. The dynamics look good."

"Luis is not fazed by much," he added wryly.

"He's got a remarkable mentality. His determination is just so focused. He's great for the team, great for the supporters.

"Luis is someone who loves football. I know how much it [the ban] hurt him. During it he wanted lots of extra work, extra finishing sessions, extra conditioning sessions. When he came back he wanted to be up to speed. He knew it would be very hard for him if he wasn't very good when he came back."

Sunderland meanwhile, huffed and puffed, but were ultimately blown away by Sturridge and Suarez. And their interim manager, Kevin Ball, has sounded a warning to the rest of the Premier League over Liverpool’s attack.

“Liverpool have enormous attacking threat” he said. “And Luis Suarez is world class.”

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