Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel: I’m glad ‘dangerous’ SAS are my team-mates

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel admits he is glad that he doesn't have to face Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

Martin Skrtel admits he is thankful that he doesn’t have to face Liverpool’s “dangerous” Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez.

The Reds duo were both on the score sheet for the second successive weekend as the 18-time English champions were 3-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.

Sturridge and Suárez have scored a combined 33 top-flight goals following the England forward’s move to Anfield in January, and Skrtel heaped praise on Liverpool’s strike partnership, dubbed SAS.

“Those two together is dangerous for every single team and every single defender,” Skrtel told Liverpool’s website.

“It’s very difficult to mark them because they are moving all the time and they are fast, strong and good with the ball.

“It’s not comfortable to play against them and I think we can be happy that they are in our team and that we don’t have to play against them.”

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg also talked up the pair’s qualities.

“It’s a different level to the one I played at in my playing career, but they have so much quality it’s difficult for any defence and any goalkeeper to deal with.

“The best aspect of their partnership is their ability, in terms of technical movement and
vision.

“They can do the unexpected things – quick turning, shooting or seeing the goalkeeper make a little movement and use it to put the ball the other way.

“They’ll catch ‘keepers off balance at times as well and use it to their advantage. Any goalkeeper is going to be struggling to make saves.”

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