Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has used statistics in his latest Mail Online column to prove that Daniel Sturridge & Luis Suarez is currently a better strike-partnership than that of Wayne Rooney & Robin van Persie at Manchester United.
"The question is, which is the hottest pairing: Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge... or Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie?" the Sky Sports pundit wrote.
"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."
Redknapp showed that Rooney and Van Persie have scored eight goals from their seven matches played together this season, while Suarez and Sturridge have scored a magnificent 10 goals from four appearances.
As an average that works out as 2.5 goals per game for the Liverpool duo, compared to the Manchester United stars' 1.14 goals per game average.
Suarez and Sturridge also have more shots per game, create more chances per game and produce more passes per game, while both strike-partnerships have contributed three assists each.
All four player scored at the weekend. Suarez scored a hat-trick while Sturidge netted one in Liverpool's 4-1 win over West Brom, and Van Persie and Rooney both struck in the Red Devils' dramatic 3-2 victory against Stoke City.