Suarez and Sturridge will never be ‘a classic partnership’ – Barnes

The Liverpool legend feels that the two forwards are too individualistic to form as complete an understanding as some past striking pairs, despite their fine results this season

Liverpool legend John Barnes argues that Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge will never form a “classic partnership” as the duo will often clash.

The Pair have plundered 36 Premier League goals between them this season and were both on target in Tuesday’s 4-0 thrashing of local rivals Everton at Anfield.

They could have had more, however, had Sturridge squared for Suarez to tap in with ease after 70 minutes instead of failing to spot the pass and chipping over himself, while the England man also blazed a late penalty over the crossbar.

The Uruguayan reacted theatrically to his team-mate’s moment of selfishness, thrashing his arms wildly and aiming a few choice words at his colleagues, and Barnes believes that the moment underlined their individuality.

“They are not going to be a classic partnership because they are very individual,” he told talkSPORT. “Yes, every now and again you will see there is a partnership in terms of movement and the passing to each other but, more often than not, all their work is going to be of their own making.

“That is what is going to be quite frustrating for either one of them, when they believe they are not getting the service or the passes from the other one.

“While they are two fantastic players, it is not a classic partnership. If anyone is going to look for a classic partnership between them, it is really not going to happen.

“That’s not to say they are not both going to score lots of goals but they will get frustrated and you will see some incidents like the one against Everton.”

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