Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge can get even better for Liverpool according to team-mate Jordan Henderson

Henderson feels that they will develop a further understanding that will make them even more lethal in front of goal than their current form

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes there is still plenty to come from the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

The pair were both on target in Saturday's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield to make it five goals between them in the two Barclays Premier League matches they have played together since Suarez returned from suspension.

Because of that ban and injuries, the duo have not started that many games since Sturridge arrived from Chelsea in January.

But Henderson reckons what they have displayed so far is only a fraction of what they are capable of.

"They are fantastic. Their link-up play and one-twos was brilliant and they do that all the time in training," he said.

"Hopefully they can keep working on that, keep improving and keep getting the goals.

"If that's the case and they haven't played that much then they can get even better.

"They played a couple more before Luis got the ban but Luis has come back in and they've fitted together perfectly.

"They know where each other's going to be and they've been outstanding."

While Suarez was sidelined Sturridge led the line brilliantly and Henderson believes the striker benefited from the added responsibility and knowing he would be playing every week.

"I think the main difference is he's getting the opportunity every week to play in the Premier League - maybe he didn't have that at Chelsea," Henderson, who played with Sturridge at England Under-21 level, added.

"He's come here and the manager has put great confidence and belief in him and he's shown what he can do and can give back.

"His form is outstanding and he's improving all the time with his awareness, his touch and his finishing. He's got the lot, really.

"Of course, he will learn a lot from Luis but he was brilliant when Luis wasn't available as well.

"So no matter whether he's up there on his own or with Luis beside him he'll be outstanding for the team and gives us some flair going forward."

England will hope Sturridge can transfer his club form to the international stage for the forthcoming World Cup qualifying double-header, especially as he missed the last two through injury.

"I think he can be brilliant for England. There's obviously two big games coming up and he can contribute a lot," Henderson said.

"He's been sharp and getting goals. I think he'll play a big part in the two games."

PA

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor