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Liverpool's Rodgers rates Suarez, Sturridge as best attacking duo in PL

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are the most threatening strike duo in the Premier League.

Uruguayan ace Suarez returned to the line-up with a double in Sunday's 3-1 win at Sunderland while Sturridge netted his fifth of the season as the Reds went second on the table.

Rodgers was thrilled with his side's performance and said after the game that perhaps he has the most lethal attacking pair in the competition.

"I am not sure there are two better in the league, in all honesty," he said.

"There are some wonderful partnerships around - you have got [Robin] Van Persie and [Wayne] Rooney up there, who are outstanding.

"We have changed the structure of our team a wee bit to allow us to pass it better - we have still got an awful of work to do - and also to fit in with the types of players we have.

"Those two are right up there with the best in the country and you saw that today.

"The [second] goal, Steven Gerrard makes an absolutely breathtaking pass out of pressure and Daniel's touch, pace and power takes him in, and he has shown that quality just to roll the ball in for Luis to get his finish.

"Those two will only get better. You can see their understanding - we have done a lot of work with them together in training and they looked very, very bright today.

"They are two different types as well, which makes it hard for defenders because one has pace, one has power and two good feet, and the other is a wriggler and can shift his body very quickly and ends up in the box.

"The dynamics of them are very good."

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