The culmination of Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic is significant, for it reunites one of the Premier League’s most potent striking partnerships.
Daniel Sturridge may have only arrived at Anfield in January, but 2013 has already been a year renowned for the growing understanding between himself and his Uruguayan team mate.
The newly dubbed SAS have scored a combined 38 goals between them in just 44 games, and they will now look to spearhead Liverpool’s challenge for the title this season.
And last weekend’s comfortable victory over Crystal Palace showed that the pairing hasn’t become any less prolific over the summer months.
Both forwards are blessed with natural pace, and the right foot – left foot combination between the two also seems to be a very positive attribute that the pair share.
However, without a full season together yet, it is perhaps too early to class this pairing amongst the greatest seen in the Premier League era.
Football fans at grounds throughout England – and Wales – are lucky to have been graced by the presence of some of the most ruthless attacking forces in the world over the past two decades.
Almost telepathic understandings and traits that compliment one another are factors that usually produce such formidable frontlines.
So, with all that in mind, here is a countdown of the five greatest striking partnerships in Premier League history.
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