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Rodgers Heaps Praise On Duo

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised attacking duo Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez - saying that their partnership will keep them in any game.

The two forwards netted a goal each in Liverpool's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, but despite his excitement over his attacking options, he still feels there is room for improvement.

"The two boys up front are as good as any in the league, so you know you're always going to be in with a chance with them," he said.

"There are not many better at combining. You can see the link-up that they have already. It was a really good performance by those two.

"They give you a real thrust and a real edge. If we're away from home and sometimes under the cosh, we counter-attack because we've got that pace and people willing to join in. It can be a real threat.

"If teams sit off and drop in that bit deeper, those are guys that are really clever in and around the box and can get goals.

"They were outstanding today. Those two occupy a back four on their own because of their movement and cleverness.

"When they get other players around them, they're a real threat. You saw the telepathic nature they have to play with each other today.

"For the team, it really bodes well for us going forward."

He continued, "I'm not the type of coach who only wants to win.

"I worry about how the team plays and how we can control a game.

"In the final third of the pitch, it was hard to argue with the fact that we were outstanding - the movement, the combination play to arrive in there.

"But we've still got a lot of work to do behind that because the lack of control in the game was disappointing.

"Second-half was nowhere near what we want it to be, but without playing great, we won the game and that was something that in the first season (of his reign) we were guilty of - playing ever so well but not getting the result."

The result took Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table, ahead of Arsenal who play on Sunday.

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