Sturridge: Partnership with Suarez is telepathic

The in-form attacker has explained that his relationship on and off the pitch with the Uruguayan is key to the 14 Premier League goals they have scored between them

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed that his partnership with Luis Suarez is telepathic and believes that their impressive performances together have come naturally.

The two forwards have been in lethal form of late, scoring 14 Premier League goals between them as the Reds look to mount a genuine challenge for Champions League football.

Liverpool ran out as 4-1 winners against West Brom in last weekend’s game, with Suarez scoring a scintillating hat-trick and Sturridge bagging his eighth league goal of the season.

“It’s a natural partnership between us – it’s almost telepathic,” Sturridge told the Metro.

“We get on really well on and off the pitch and I think that makes a huge difference to how we play together.

“The relationship we have means we know when to pass to each other and when we’re going to make runs. It’s just a totally natural thing.

“It means we can do more off-the-cuff and instinctive things – because we’re on the same wavelength.

“I think it’s only going to improve the more we play together.”

The 24-year-old has also moved to heap praise on his manager. After featuring intermittently for both Manchester City and Chelsea, the Premier League’s top scorer believes the faith that Brendan Rodgers has shown him is beginning to pay off.

“He’s given me something I’ve never had before – and that’s a chance to prove myself,” he added.

“A lot of people have passed judgments on me based on five minutes here and there at different clubs.

“But now I’m getting the run of games I’ve always wanted and I’m building my confidence. I know now there’s not the constant pressure to deliver all the time and that’s helping me develop.”

The England international was speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, where both teams will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season – the Merseyside outfit sit in third, two points behind league leaders Arsenal.

“It’s a massive game for both teams and we’ll get a great match for the neutrals to watch,” he said.

“It’s going to be a great occasion and we’re hopeful of going there and getting a victory.”

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