Sunderland 1 Liverpool 3 – Sturridge and Suarez fire Reds to second place

Liverpool are up to second in the Premier League after a fully-deserved 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light, with Luis Suarez showing the Reds what they have been missing this season.

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 3 – Sturridge and Suarez fire Reds to second place

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September 29th, 2013

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The Uruguayan scored twice to ensure that his team claimed their fourth Premier League victory of the campaign, with Daniel Sturridge opening the scoring in slightly controversial circumstances as the ball appeared to touch his arm before crossing the line.

Even so, this was a confident Liverpool performance which saw them win by more than a one-goal margin for the first time this season and Brendan Rodgers will have been pleased by the performance of Suarez.

After the game, the Reds manager admitted the deadly duo were too much of a handful for a Sunderland team propping up the Premier League table after six games played.

“He’s getting the reward for his hard work over the period that he was off. I thought he was excellent the other night at Old Trafford,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“Him and Daniel up front are a real, real handful. They combined very well.

“On the back of a really tough game where we played well during the week, today was always going to be physically demanding game for us,” he added.

“I thought the work we put into it was exceptional and to get the three goals and maybe a few more chances to score a few more.

“I thought we were really dangerous on the counter-attack and as a team we worked really, really hard.”

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