‘Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge & Luis Suárez will form strong partnership’

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez will form a "very strong partnership"

Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January Photo: Nike

Kolo Toure believes Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez can form a “very strong partnership” when the Uruguayan returns to first-team action.

The 26-year-old has now served his 10-game suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic in April, and Brendan Rodgers is expected to start Suárez in the League Cup tie at Manchester United on Wednesday.

Sturridge has scored six goals in six appearances at the start of the 2013/14 campaign in the absence of his South American team-mate, but Toure doesn’t envisage Suárez’s return affecting Sturridge’s performances.

“Luis is a fantastic player – a top striker who can score a goal at any time. He will strengthen the team,” Toure told Liverpool’s website.

“Daniel Sturridge has been playing so well for us and the two of them will be a very strong partnership. I’m sure Suárez will be ready to be thrown back in.

“You saw from his international appearance the other week, in the first game he had played for a while he scored twice. That just shows how strong this guy is.

“He has been very difficult to defend against in training. He is a winner. He’s always working hard and fighting. You want those kind of players.”

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