Brendan Rodgers’ post-Palace interview – in awe of “outstanding” ‘SAS’

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Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for strike duo Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, who both scored again for Liverpool today to help sink Crystal Palace 3-1 at Anfield.

OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the 4-1 victory over Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard scored the other goal in the victory that sees the Reds move top of the Premier League after seven games played.

Despite conceding a goal from a set-piece (again) in the second half, Rodgers was in a good mood following the result – Liverpool’s fifth win in the league this season.

“That’s the beauty of the team – with those two, there are not many better at combining,” Rodgers told press after the game.

“You can see the link-up that they have already. The movement was outstanding and how they combined with each other to arrive in there. It was a really good performance by those two.

“They give you a real thrust and a real edge. If we’re away from home and sometimes under the cosh, we counter attack because we’ve got that pace and people willing to join in. It can be a real threat.

“If teams sit off and drop in that bit deeper, those are guys that are really clever in and around the box and can get goals. They were outstanding today.”

Liverpool are now ten points ahead of where they were at this stage last season, having finished 2012/13 12 points off the Champions League places.

After the international break Liverpool travel to Newcastle Utd on Saturday, 19th October for a 12.45pm kick-off against Alan Pardew’s men.

The Magpies ran out 2-1 winners at Cardiff City to lift them up to tenth in the league table.

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