Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge as the most lethal strikeforce in the Barclays Premier League after watching them shoot down struggling Sunderland.
Suarez marked his return to league action after a 10-game ban with a double after Sturridge had opened the scoring at the Stadium of Light, with the former Chelsea man setting up both of his sidekick's successful efforts.
Their contribution saw the Merseysiders claim a 3-1 victory which propelled them into second place in the table and left the Black Cats rooted to the bottom with just one point from a possible 18 so far this season.
Rodgers said: "I am not sure there are two better in the league, in all honesty.
"There are some wonderful partnerships around - you have got [Robin] Van Persie and [Wayne] Rooney up there, who are outstanding.
"We have changed the structure of our team a wee bit to allow us to pass it better - we have still got an awful of work to do - and also to fit in with the types of players we have.
"Those two are right up there with the best in the country and you saw that today.
"The [second] goal, Steven Gerrard makes an absolutely breathtaking pass out of pressure and Daniel's touch, pace and power takes him in, and he has shown that quality just to roll the ball in for Luis to get his finish.
"Those two will only get better. You can see their understanding - we have done a lot of work with them together in training and they looked very, very bright today.
"They are two different types as well, which makes it hard for defenders because one has pace, one has power and two good feet, and the other is a wriggler and can shift his body very quickly and ends up in the box.