Liverpool’s SAS better than Rooney-Van Persie, says Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are a better double act than Wayne Rooney and RVP
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are the Premier League’s best strike partnership ahead of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, according to Jamie Redknapp.
The Reds duo were both on the score sheet as Liverpool were emphatic 4-1 winners against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday, taking their combined tally to nine goals since Suarez returned from a 10-game ban.
United’s double act of Rooney and Van Persie also both found the net as the Red Devils had to twice come from behind to beat Stoke City at Old Trafford.
However, former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp reckons the Reds’ strike partnership, dubbed SAS, is the best in the England, even if he still rates Kevin Keegan-John Toshack and Kenny Dalglish-Ian Rush as the club’s best-ever.
Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column: “The question is, which is the hottest pairing: Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge… or Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie?
“We can have a different opinion, but the stats give the best indication (so I can’t be accused of bias). Right now, it’s the Liverpool pairing.
“They are no Keegan-Toshack or Dalglish-Rush combination. On the face of it, their SAS double act doesn’t seem a marriage made in heaven.
“They are individuals relying on instinct, but it seems to be working. Now can they keep it up?
“On Saturday, United scraped a 3-2 win against Stoke and their front two seem to be the only players firing with any kind of form. Where would David Moyes be without them?
“But, for now, they are still second best to Liverpool’s lively duo, who have more shots per game, more chances and more passes. And, of course, more goals.”