Mignolet: Suarez, Sturridge are top duo

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet thinks his team-mates Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez form the top strike partnership in football.

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The Reds have made a very promising start to the season and, following Saturday's dramatic 3-3 draw at local rivals Everton, sit second in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Arsenal.

A key factor in Liverpool's good run has been the fine form of their two front men.

Sturridge came off the bench to score a late equaliser at Everton and the England man and Suarez now have nine league goals each for the season, just one behind leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

"I come across them every day in training and I don't think there is a better partnership than the two of them," said Mignolet.

"They can produce a lot of goals and hopefully they can keep doing that.

"We know what Daniel can do for us, he can score goals. He came on at the weekend and luckily he was there to equalise."

Liverpool will play 15 Premier League games between now and the end of February, and Mignolet thinks this period will determine whether they are genuine contenders.

Asked his view on Liverpool's title prospects, the Belgian said: "We just take games as they come and try to focus on the next game in hand.

"We try to make sure we get three points there, then do the same the next week. The season is still long and, from now until February, there are a lot of games to be played.

"Last season, I think it was February, March when everybody knew the championship was going to be decided between Manchester City and Manchester United.

"So we just have to focus on ourselves and make sure that, in this time, we get as many points as we can."



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