Having played alongside both prolific forwards, Daniel Sturridge is in a unique position to draw a comparison between Reds talisman Luis Suarez and his predecessor, Fernando Torres.

Liverpool's No.15 shared a dressing room with the latter - who fired 81 goals in 142 appearances here - for two years at Chelsea before completing a switch to Anfield in January 2013.

Sturridge has worked at close quarters with another of the world's finest strikers ever since, forming a lethal partnership with Uruguay international Suarez during the opening months of the season.

The question is: how would the Englishman, who has already found the target 10 times himself in 2013-14, compare his current teammate with former Kop idol Torres?

He told FourFourTwo: "I don't feel there is that much difference between them as they are world-class footballers, although obviously they have contrasting styles.

"Torres is more of an out-and-out goalscorer and Luis is a bit more like me, where he can play through the middle but drop off and have a dribble at different times.

"They have both scored goals for fun in the Premier League and Torres was frightening at Liverpool.

"They are great finishers in their own right but I didn't play in a front two with Torres, so it's difficult for me to make an accurate comparison.

"I love playing with Luis and we link up so well together, but I was out on the wing a lot when I was in the same team as Nando.

"It's worked out better for me at Liverpool and it's really clicked with Luis. I feel privileged to have shared a pitch with each of them."


Expanding on his flourishing partnership with the No.7 - the pair have each notched on eight occasions in the Barclays Premier League - Sturridge described the combination as 'a joy'.

"It's a very fluid partnership. We can both adapt to the situations that arise in a game. If he sees me dropping deep, I'll go long and vice versa," the 24-year-old continued.

"We make runs that we both instinctively know the other one is going to make. We look for each other all the time and it's a beautiful link-up to be a part of.

"It's a joy to be involved with this team and to partner Luis in attack. It's great to play alongside a world-class player like him."