Forget Sturridge and Suarez, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel is partnership that could win title for Liverpool


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Key men: Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel (pictured here in 2012) have been Liverpool team-mates for several seasons now (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool have scored goals for fun this season but their defensive problems have been highlighted by pundits because of the number of goals they’ve conceded in certain games.

At times Liverpool have looked like a team happy to concede as long as they score more goals than their opponents, although the fact is they’ve conceded only slightly more than a goal a game (39 goals in 32 Premier League matches) this season.

This philosophy is great for supporters but I’m sure it is not part of Brendan Rodgers’ tactics.

In fairness to Rodgers, he has not had a settled back four for most of the season with injuries to Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho, Jon Flanagan, Kolo Toure and Daniel Agger causing him a series of defensive headaches.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates scoring a goal with Luis Suarez during their English Premier League soccer match against Cardiff City in Cardiff, Wales, March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS Rebecca Naden/Reuters The SAS: Liverpool pairing Daniel Sturridge and Luis…

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