Sturridge reveals secret to Liverpool’s chemistry and partnership with Suarez
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge revealed the secret to his impressive chemistry with Luis Suarez suggesting that their partnership on and off the field is one of the big reasons they both have played so well this season.
Liverpool have kicked off their Premier League season with an impressive start with Sturridge as their key striker. In the wake of Suarez’s return to the Premier League, after completing his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, the Uruguayan hit-man has taken Liverpool to even better form.
The Sturridge and Suarez partnership is proving to be the most productive and revered partnership in the Premier League. The duo is responsible for five of Liverpool’s last six goals in the last two games in the Premier League.
Sturridge believes Liverpool can only get better from here. With impressive performances against Sunderland and Crystal Palace, Liverpool are drawn on top of the Premier League table with Arsenal.
“He's [Suarez] a nice guy and we have great chemistry on the field, and we get on well off it so it's good,” Sturridge told Life and Times. “It's easier when you've got somebody like Luis, who can help you share the goals out, and we've also got the likes of Steven Gerrard and Victor Moses who can pitch in. So there are goals throughout the team. Hopefully we can continue with the form we've got at the moment.”
Liverpool are behind Arsenal on goals scored, an statistic that can be overcome next weekend. Sturridge believes that manager Brendan Rodgers has ignited a burning desire to win each game in the squad. The England international believes that this fire is the reason behind Liverpool’s eagerness to win each game.
“It's not intense but there's a strong desire for success and everybody wants to help Liverpool get back to the winning ways that they had in the past and that's up to us,” Sturridge said.
“Everybody wants to have success. It's not about getting by and being content with second or third.
“It's about having a winning mentality and that's something the manager's instilled in us now, where everybody's got that feeling to want to win every game.”
Last week Rodgers shrugged off expectations of winning the Premier League title. Sturridge played with the desire to win the title whilst insisting that right now the team was focusing on their present challenges.
“I just think that there’s always going to be expectations from people on the outside who look and see the good start we’ve had, but I guess that we’ve just got to focus on our job and not worry about what everyone else is doing or saying and see where we are at the end of the season,” Sturridge added.