Liverpool's strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool news: Strike pair close to record

Liverpool's strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are on course for a Premier League record.
The pair have 41 league goals between them so far this season with 11 games still to play and could become the deadliest strike force in Premier League history.

They are only two goals away from becoming Liverpool's most prolific Premier League partnership, currently held by Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore's 42 goals in 1995-96, and are 15 away from the all-time record.
In 1993-94, Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley hit 55 goals to help newly promoted Newcastle United finish third, however the Premier League season was 42 games long then as opposed to he 38 games now.
With many club's opting to play with one striker nowadays, the strike partnership is becoming a rarer sight in top flight football, but Liverpool's SAS are firing their club closer to the title.
The Reds currently sit fourth, just four points off Chelsea in top spot, and Sturridge is one game away from setting a Premier League record of scoring in nine consecutive games.
The most successful title winning collaboration was between Didier Drogba and midfielder Frank Lampard in Chelsea's 2009-10 triumph, with the pair scoring 51 goals between them.
Only five times in Premier League history have a striking partnership hit 40 or more goals between them and failed to win the league: Cole/Beardlsey 1994 (55), Fowler/Collymore 1996 (42), Alan Shearer/Les Ferdinand, Newcastle 1997 (41), Kevin Phillips/Niall Quinn, Sunderland 2000 (44) and Ruud van Nistelrooy/Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United 2002 (40).
Suarez and Sturridge will hope not to become the sixth member of that list.

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