Brendan Rodgers warns Arsenal: You’re facing the league’s best strikers

Brendan Rodgers tells Arsenal that Liverpool duo Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge are the Premier League's best

Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge Photo: Nike

Brendan Rodgers has warned Arsenal that they will be coming up against the Premier League’s two best strikers in the form of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez when they host Liverpool this weekend.

Sturridge and Suarez have been in sensational form this season as the Reds continue their bid for Champions League qualification.

Dan has showed that when he plays, he scores goals – and scores them regularly

Brendan Rodgers

The England international has notched up 16 Premier League goals so far this season, a tally which is only bettered by Suarez’s total of 23.

Sturridge scored Liverpool’s fourth goal as Rodgers’ men secured an impressive 5-1 win over the Gunners at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend.

And Rodgers was full of praise for the duo ahead of his side’s trip to Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

“He [Sturridge] is up there along with Luis as the best [two] finishers in the league,” said Rodgers.

“With Daniel, I think everyone recognises that when he’s through on goal, you’re surprised when he misses. He’s outstanding in one-on-ones, he’s got great variety in his finishing and both him and Luis are outstanding goal-scorers,

“When he’s played he’s always showed that he scores goals and goal-scorers are like that. You get goal-scorers that might not score for six or seven games and then they’ll go through a run of games where they get maybe seven in 10. I think Dan has showed that when he plays, he scores goals – and scores them regularly.”

Rodgers is expecting another entertaining clash in north London on Sunday, with a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals at stake.

“We were outstanding on the day and that was as good a performance as you’ll see,” said Rodgers. “But it’s a different game and a new motivation for both teams – and both teams will want to get through to the quarter-finals. I’m sure it will be a terrific game.”

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