Liverpool’s new SAS partnership secures victory in opener v Southampton [Tweets]

In a hard-fought victory, the difference between Liverpool and Southampton was the partnership between Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

While it will undoubtedly be a tough task replacing the maverick Luis Suarez, Brendan Rodgers has two attacking players capable of combining to a match-winning effect.

A new SAS partnership is forming and both components seem to have boundless potential, continuing to improve with every passing season.

Shane Long’s late miss summarizes how important it is to have clinical players up front; he fudged up the opportunity to equalize and Liverpool were delighted to escape with a 2-1 win.