Luis Suarez in action against Sunderland last weekend, where he scored twice for Liverpool.
The Uruguayan hit two past the Black Cats, forming a superb understanding with Daniel Sturridge who set up both of his goals—and grabbed one himself.
BR: "When we can't press and we are under pressure, I am happy for them [Sturridge & Suarez] both to stay up there."— MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) October 4, 2013
The Reds’ opponents this weekend, Palace, have only picked up points in one game this season—a win at home over Sunderland back in August, having conceded 10 goals.
Liverpool will be looking to capitalise on this leaking defence by moulding the side into the best shape for Suarez to fire on all cylinders this weekend.
Brendan Rodgers has the brilliant luxury of having two of the league’s best and most in-form strikers at this disposal.
In his 3-5-2 system, trialed at Manchester United in the League Cup last week and successfully implemented at Sunderland four days later, he has found a way to play both and press them to score.
This weekend against Palace, there’s no reason to change things round. It worked last week, allowing Suarez to score a brace of goals and gave Sturridge responsibility up front too.
With Lucas out suspended this weekend, Rodgers could squeeze Jordan Henderson in from right-wing-back and allow either Andre Wisdom or Raheem Sterling to take up the right-wing-back responsibilities.
Sterling’s involvement would see an even higher, attacking and pacey game from Liverpool to that at the Stadium of Light last Sunday.
Sturridge will be allowed to continue his role of working square of Suarez, making runs that coordinate with the 26-year-old South American's, or providing service as he did at the Stadium of Light last week.
With Victor Moses tucked in behind Suarez and Sturridge in a No. 10 role, the Reds will be looking to press the Palace defence back until they break.
We could see a feast of goals at Anfield tomorrow.