Pat Nevin has launched a scathing attack on Liverpool’s deadly SAS strike partnership, following their victory over Manchester City at the weekend.
Luis Suarez is the Premier League’s top goal-scorer this season with 29 goals and Daniel Sturridge is second on the list with an impressive 20 to his name. Yet, former Chelsea striker Nevin says both players are out of form and have looked a little off the pace recently.
Suarez failed to get on the score sheet in the 3-2 win over City, but did create the opener for Raheem Sterling. Speaking about Suarez, Nevin said: “Suarez, and it is a strange thing to say, he looked leggy and a bit tubby.
“He didn’t look anything like himself. He was so sluggish off the mark.
“Maybe it came from the fact that he tried to outrun Kompany and when he didn’t get by him, he tried to get a lot of clever fouls.”
Nevin went on to say that Sturridge is suffering in form, and he believes it is down to him slipping in to old habits.
He continued: “I think that was his original problem (he didn’t pass in certain situations).
“Certainly at Chelsea, it was very, very obvious that he was like that. At the start of his time at Liverpool, there was a bit of that left.
“There was a big long period in the middle of the season and he learned off Suarez, and they had a great understanding of each other.
“Oddly in the last couple of weeks, he’s the one – I don’t know if it is pressure or being off form – but his first touch has been awful. Before, he wasn’t thinking about it.”
Nevin also said Liverpool need their front men firing on all cylinders if they are to claim their first league title since 1990. He deduced: “If I had a worry for Liverpool, and I have a slight concern for them, those two have to be at their best because Liverpool will lose goals.”
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