Liverpool: Garth Crooks says 40-goals-a-season Suarez and Sturridge can be new Owen and Heskey
GARTH Crooks is Anorak’s favourite BBC football pundit. His eagerness to appear knowing in the face of glaring knowledge gaps, his earnest pursuit of the most trite opinion, and the reverence with which he treats his own opinions, holding his hands together in prayer as he delivers a verdict on Theo Walcott’s crossing in a tone Solomon would have considered ‘a bit much’. Last week, Crooks looked at Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool strikers. Crooks says Sturridge “possesses the potential to create a partnership with Suarez capable of 40 goals a season. Anfield has not seen anything like that since Keegan and John Toshack or Dalglish and Ian Rush and we all know what that led to.”
It led to glory and greatness.
Great suff. And, what with this being Garth, earnest, mawkish, unresearched and wrong.
39 Goals: the most goals scored by Kevin Keegan and John Toshack in a season for Liverpool. It was season 1975 /76.
55 GOALS: Stan Collymore (19) and Robbie Fowler (36) combine well.
47 Goals: Goals: Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler combined well in 1996/97.
46 Goals: In 2000/1, Now in his stride, Michael Owen and Emile Heskey were prolific in 2000/01.
42 Goals: Owen and Heskey hit the net a lot in 2001/02.
42 Goals: Steven Gerrard and Djibril Cisse do well in 2005/6.
54 GOALS: It’s 2007 / 2008 and Gerrard (21) has been feeding a wonderful Fernando Torres (33). Liverpool finish 4th in the Premier League.
42 Goals: Gerrard and Torres do pretty well in the 2008/9 season.
So. Suarez and Sturridge. Can they be the new Owen and Heskey? Garth..?
Facts from LFCHistory.net.