Rodgers likens Reds duo to Bayern

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are similar to Bayern Munich’s frontline, Goal.com reports.

Rodgers says they have tried the same system as the Champions League holders with his two strikers who he feels will improve by playing together more regularly.

“If you watched their [Munich’s] system last night, the right back and left back were going into midfield at times as well to go and join in.” Rodgers said

“It’s just really wherever you can get superiority in the game. If I look at Daniel [Sturridge] and Luis Suarez; I call them nine-and-a-halves, they’re not straight up and down strikers.”

Sturridge has started the 2013/14 season in blistering form with seven goals in eight matches in all competitions for Liverpool, while Suarez, who missed the opening six games through suspension, scored twice in his opening Premier League outing of the campaign to Sunderland.

After witnessing Bayern’s 3-1 victory against Manchester City in the Champions League, Rodgers said the Bavarians play a similar style of play to Liverpool due to the quality of their players.

“The system is normally based on the characteristics of your players, so for us we’ve tried it,” the 40-year-old said.

“I’ve looked at it a number of times last season with Daniel Sturridge through the middle and Luis Suarez just off as a number 10 but he’s not a number 10.”

Liverpool will host newly promoted Crystal Palace on Saturday, Palace have struggled since joining the Premier League this season with just three points from their opening six games.

The Reds will be in full spirit sitting just two points from Arsenal in second, Rodgers’ side will be going into the game from last weekend’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

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