Suarez hails his SAS partnership with Sturridge as Liverpool fight for the title (just don't ask him to start dancing like him!)

By Rob Brennan

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Luis Suarez has revealed why he loves playing up front with partner Daniel Sturridge — but says won’t be imitating the England striker’s dancing celebration any time soon.

Liverpool’s SAS strikeforce have been in prolific form this season and a key reason why the club sit only two points behind leaders Arsenal at the top of the table.

And although the controversial striker started the season on the sidelines - as he served the remainder of his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic — he and Sturridge instantly clicked on the pitch when he returned.

Video: Scroll down to watch Sturridge dancing with a Liverpool fan

This is how we do it: SAS do it like nobody else does.

This is how we do it: SAS do it like nobody else does.

Men on a mission: Suarez and Sturridge have clicked as a partnership

Men on a mission: Suarez and Sturridge have clicked as a partnership

Suarez told Liverpool’s official website: ‘I am so happy because when you have a very good striker, and a very good partner, for defenders it is difficult because they have to give their attention to two players - not just one.

‘If maybe two defenders come towards me, this creates space for Danny. This is important not just for me, but for the team and our confidence.

‘When you have one man in the area, it’s more important. I am not a real No.9 in the area, but Daniel is more so and that’s important for me and the team.

Jump up, jump up and get down: Suarez celebrates after inflicting some pain on Everton

Jump up, jump up and get down: Suarez celebrates after inflicting some pain on Everton

Say it with a smile: Suarez is happy to see his strike partner score but will not be dancing like him

Say it with a smile: Suarez is happy to see his strike partner score but will not be dancing like him

‘We are trying for progression. He is 24 and I am 26, so we are trying our best to progress for the future of the club.

‘We know in the last few seasons, Liverpool have been not been in the Champions League and we know we can help the team challenge for the top four.

‘If he shoots or if I shoot, we are both strikers and we understand. We can discuss it on the pitch, but we work really well together.’

I do it my way: Suarez celebrates by pulling up his jersey to reveal a picture of his family, wife Sofia, daughter Delfina and new-born second child

I do it my way: Suarez celebrates by pulling up his jersey to reveal a picture of his family, wife Sofia, daughter Delfina and new-born second child

Blessed: Sturridge's form for Liverpool has led to a starting spot for England

Blessed: Sturridge's form for Liverpool has led to a starting spot for England

High five: After the dancing Sturridge thanks Suarez in the age old manner

High five: After the dancing Sturridge thanks Suarez in the age old manner

The pair may share a telepathic understanding on the pitch, but that doesn’t mean Suarez will be copying Sturridge’s trademark goal celebration dance any time soon.

‘No, never!’ he laughed. ‘After he scores, he dances and I like that because I also have a celebration. When a striker scores, it makes him so happy.’

 


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What a partnership and Coutinho back as well. If Henderson scores this weekend he should celebrate by staggering like a red nosed wino.

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Best strike force in the prem by a country mile.

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Man United need 10 players if they are to win the league.....one being Suarez....they have nobody who is anywhere near his standard. Gerrard of course , wouldn`t get in their reserves.

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fight for the title. What title is that? Must be the also ran's title. 7th spot for them if their lucky

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Let's see if he stays beyond January. Real Madrid are calling.

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