PROOF: Suarez, Sturridge NOT deadliest pairing, Arsenal & 5 others are

Six strike partnerships more potent than Liverpool's SAS pairing including Arsenal duo and five from Europe. Manchester United, Chelsea also featured…

Often heralded as the deadliest attacking partnership in Europe, the figures below - taken from the 2013-14 season so far and applicable to all competitions - actually indicate that Liverpool's SAS, consisting of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, are not even the most potent pairing in England, as Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud better the Anfield strikers' total haul by a solitary goal.

Interestingly, Manchester United forwards Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie only trail Sturridge and Suarez by a goal, while Cristiano Ronaldo has more than all the other featured clubs' partnerships by himself, but has significantly more when Karim Benzema's efforts are tallied into the equation.

TeamPlayer 1Player 2Total goals
 Chelsea  Eden Hazard (6)  Oscar (5)  11
 Juventus  Arturo Vidal (6)  Carlos Tevez (7)  13
 Napoli  Marek Hamsik (6)  Gonzalo Higuain (8)  14
 Manchester United  Robin van Persie (10)  Wayne Rooney (7)  17
 Liverpool  Luis Suarez (8)  Daniel Sturridge (10)  18
 Bayern Munich  Franck Ribery (9)  Mario Mandzukic (10)  19
 Arsenal  Aaron Ramsey (11)  Olivier Giroud (8)  19
 Barcelona  Lionel Messi (14)  Alexis Sanchez (7)  21
 Borussia Dortmund  Marco Reus (10)  Robert Lewandowski (13)  23
 Real Madrid  Cristiano Ronaldo (24)  Karim Benzema (8)  32

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