Sturridge hails early partnership with Liverpool teammate Suarez

Daniel Sturridge has admitted he is encouraged by the early signs of cohesion between himself and Luis Suarez, as the Liverpool striker prepares to play the club that gave him his Premier League debut, Manchester City, the Daily Mirror has reported.

The newspaper adds that when the Reds meet the Blues on Sunday it will be six years to the day since Sturridge made his first City appearance, as well as Sturridge’s 100th Premier League game for his fourth different club. As well as City, Sturridge has played for Chelsea, from whom he joined Liverpool last month, Bolton Wanderers on loan and now his current employers.

Sturridge struggled to break into the City first team, however, and could not hold down a regular place at Stamford Bridge, and feels his career is only just getting going despite the approaching landmark. The burgeoning partnership with Suarez, meanwhile, has been a factor in his happiness since moving to Anfield.

Sturridge said: “It’s early days but the early signs are that Luis and me are fitting well together. As you play with someone more regularly, you do things telepathically – you know where they’re going to be and you start playing off the cuff.

It has been easy to play with him because we’re kind of on the same wavelength and understand how each other play. It’s going well and I’m sure it will continue to get even better. It’s important that we continue to work hard in training together and with our teammates to make sure we move up the table.

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