Rodgers backs Sturridge and Suarez to break Premier League record of goals
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the superb performances of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. The Anfield boss believes the duo can break the Premier League record of goals, although Sturridge and Suarez haven’t been able to spend the maximum amount of time on the field.
Sturridge and Suarez have scored a total of 37 goals. Sturridge’s tally has gone up to 14 goals since his return from injury and the relentless Suarez has already scored 23 goals this season. With 14 games remaining in the season Sturridge and Suarez have the chance to make history.
Premier League’s best partnership of forwards since its beginning in 1992 has been between Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore. The duo scored a total of 42 goals during the 1995-96 season and by the looks of it Sturridge and Suarez could break that record in the next couple of games.
The all-time record for the highest number of goals scored in the league is 52, which is shared by Roger Hunt (31 goals) and Ian St John (21 goals) during the 1963-64 season. Rodgers believes his English and Uruguayan striker could go all the way and write their names in the history books.
“I certainly think they can better that, but my only focus is the team,” Rodgers said. “They’re both different types of players. I wouldn’t say they’re a partnership. They both have a goalscoring mentality. They’ll arrive in the same areas, but how they get there is different. They’ve got different qualities.
“But they are both goalscorers, and prolific scorers. I hope they continue to do that. But we’re looking for other players to chip in as well.”
Sturridge and Suarez have been absent from Liverpool’s campaign for a considerable amount of time. Suarez arrived to fold after serving a five-match ban at the start of the season and Sturridge has missed nearly two months of football action because of injuries.
Despite their woes, Sturridge and Suarez have been a huge help in boosting Liverpool’s chances of acquiring Champions League action. Rodgers needs his top guns to be in their best form this Sunday when Liverpool host the Premier League leaders Arsenal at the Anfield.
Arsenal, who attempted to lure Suarez during the summers, defeated Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates earlier this season, but Rodgers’ men are keen on taking revenge on the Gunners.