Rodgers: Strike duo a handful
Brendan Rodgers praised his strikers after Daniel Sturridge and the returning Luis Suarez combined to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 win at Sunderland.
Sturridge opened the scoring and Suarez netted twice in his first Premier League game since April after being given a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.
The Uruguayan made his competitive return in the 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Manchester United in midweek, and Rodgers has been impressed by the way he has performed since coming back.
"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."
The Northern Irishman was also pleased Liverpool were able to bounce back from their loss to David Moyes' men.
"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."