Liverpool attacker Daniel Sturridge hopes strike partner Luis Suarez will remain at Anfield as he looks to build on a prolific start alongside the Uruguayan.
Suarez publicly stated his desire to leave during pre-season, prompting Arsenal to bid 40 million pounds in an attempt to trigger a release clause, but the Reds held firm and rejected all offers.
The pair have since netted 16 goals between them this season but Sturridge is concerned by the continual uncertainty over Suarez and admits it is ultimately the striker who will make the decision over his future.
"It’s great to play with him, we give defenders problems and we both play differently, so it’s good to have a strike partner you can bounce off," Sturridge told talkSPORT. "It’s going to great for him and everybody wants him to stay and it’s up to Luis to decide what he wants to do. We as a club, the fans and the players, everybody wants him to stay, but if Luis wants to decide it’s best for him to move on then that’s the way it’s got to be. But I think everybody wants Luis to stay, and I’m sure that he will."
Sturridge feels the partnership, which has been dubbed 'SAS', is thriving because the willingness to help each other out as well as going for goal themselves is serving them well, with the club sitting in third place after 10 games.
"We get on well, and that’s the most important thing really," Sturridge continued. "There’s no rivalry there or any hidden agendas, we just go out there and work hard.
"That’s the most important thing, we’re not individuals, we’re a part of Liverpool football club and the team is more important than the SAS strike force or anything else. It’s about the club and the fans."