Rodgers delighted with Liverpool pair Suarez and Sturridge

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed his delight at the burgeoning partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, BBC Sport has reported, after both were on the score sheet in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Sunderland.

Suarez scored twice on his return to Premier League action following his 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, and both goals were teed up by Sturridge, who also netted – although the former Chelsea forward’s goal appeared to come off his arm. But Rodgers preferred to focus on the link between the duo, as well as praising Suarez for his efforts during the summer and his time out suspended.

He’s getting the reward for his hard work over the period he was off,” Rodgers said of Suarez. “ He and Daniel Sturridge are a great partnership, they combined very well,” the manager added.

Rodgers also revealed he had changed Liverpool’s formation in order to accommodate both players. “Him and Daniel up front are a real, real handful. We’ve changed our system a bit to a 3-4-1-2 and it’s working well,” Rodgers said.

The win at the Stadium of Light sent Liverpool second in the table, two points behind leaders Arsenal.

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