Dalglish encouraged by early Suarez/Carroll signs

Kenny Dalglish says there is no set timeframe for January signings Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll to form a formidable striker partnership, but has been encouraged by early signs.

Suarez and Carroll both started for the first time together during Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with Suarez scoring the second for the Reds.

Until recently Carroll had been sidelined with a thigh injury, and Saturday was only his first league start for the Reds since his big money move at the end of January.

Dalglish said after the game, “The two lads we brought in during January played together for the first time today and showed a lot of very encouraging signs.

“Andy made a fantastic physical effort to play 90 minutes on Thursday and another 70 today.

“Luis chipped in with a fantastic goal and the two of them showed encouraging signs of what we can look forward to.

“I don’t think there is a set time for partnerships to form. It either happens or it doesn’t. It was encouraging.

“Suarez looks a good player and scored a fantastic goal for us. We have a lot of good viewing ahead of us.”

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