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Daniel Sturridge hopes for Suarez stay

SAS - The deadly striker partnership. (©GettyImages)
SAS - The deadly striker partnership. (©GettyImages).

Daniel Sturridge is hoping he and Luis Suarez can form a long and successful partnership.

The Uruguayan had his heart set on leaving Liverpool in the summer with Arsenal seemingly keen on fulfilling that wish.

Arsenal had a £40m bid rejected for the player and the Reds refused to sell their star man. However, Suarez publicly declared his intention to quit Anfield, seemingly making his position at the club untenable.

But Suarez has come back in to the squad in emphatic form, scoring six goals in five games and forming a 16 goal partnership with Sturridge.

Although admitting a decision on Suarez's future lies with the player himself, Sturridge said the whole of Liverpool is hoping he decides to stay.

“It’s great to play with him, we give defenders problems and we both play differently, so it’s good to have a strike partner you can bounce off,” Sturridge told talkSPORT.

“It’ll be great for him to stay. The club, the players and the fans all want him to stay and I’m sure he will.

“But it’s up to Luis to decide what he wants to do, if he believes it’s best for him to move on then that’s the way it’s got to be.

Sturridge seemed incensed with his strike partner in the closing stages of the 2-0 reverse to Arsenal at the weekend after Suarez opted to shoot rather than pass.

The England international has, however, cleared up any rumours of disharmony between the pair.

“We get on well," he continued. There’s no rivalry there or any hidden agendas, we just go out there and work hard.

“That’s the most important thing, we’re not individuals, we’re a part of Liverpool football club and the team is more important than the 'SAS' strike force or anything else.

“It’s about the club and the fans.”

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