Sturridge and Suarez had love-hate relationship, claims Liverpool legend
Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer claims that Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez didn't get on at Anfield
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez didn’t get on despite forming one of Liverpool’s most prolific-ever strike partnerships, according to Jason McAteer.
The Uruguay international completed a £75m move to Barcelona in the summer after winning the PFA player of the year award for his eye-catching performances last season.
They were probably trying to outdo each other and score more than the other – but it worked for Liverpool
Suarez formed a deadly partnership with Sturridge, dubbed SAS, as the pair scored a combined 55 goals to help Liverpool challenge for the title last term.
But ex-Republic of Ireland international McAteer claims that Sturridge and Suarez shared a “love-hate relationship” despite their unique telepathy on the pitch.
“I don’t think they got on. Put it this way, I don’t think they went out for dinner with one another,” McAteer told the Daily Star.
“They worked well as a partnership but it was a love-hate relationship.
“Sometimes one would shoot instead of passing to the other, the next time it might be the other way round.
“They were probably trying to outdo each other and score more than the other – but it worked for Liverpool.”