Aptly nicknamed the ‘SAS partnership’ because of their deadly goal scoring ability, the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge is regarded as one of the best in the league by Betfair writers. Below we take a look at some of Liverpool’s greatest strike partnerships:
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge
Due to Suarez missing the first five matches of the season, the SAS partnership has only featured in the last four Liverpool games.
However, in that time, the duo have scored 10 times and provided three assists, which has caused bookies, Betfair, to shorten Liverpool’s title chances to 8/1. The partnership is still young but it is maturing at an unprecedented rate. If these two continue this impressive form, they could go down as the Reds greatest strike force.
Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish
Rush is third highest goal-scorer in Liverpool history, while Dalglish is the club’s greatest player, the players combined to fire the Reds to three doubles and a treble. In the 1982-83 season, the pair scored 50 goals between them. Rush scored 229 times for Liverpool while Dalglish scored 112 times helping the club win ten trophies.
Kevin Keegan and John Toshack
This pairing was the predecessor to the infamous Rush and Dalglish combination. The duo was influential in establishing Bill Shankley’s Liverpool side as the best in England. The pair helped the Reds to three League Championships, one European Cup, and one FA Cup. Keegan scored 68 goals for Liverpool and Toshack netted 96 times for the side.
Michael Owen and Emile Heskey
The combination of little and large played dividends for Liverpool in 2001 as the duo fired Liverpool to the treble, scoring 46 goals along the way. The pace of Owen and the strength of Heskey complimented one another perfectly. In all, Michael Owen scored 118 times for the club and Heskey scored 39 times.