Good young players learn from the best if they are to become great, and that certainly appears what Arsenal teenager Chuba Akpom intends on doing.
The striker posted on Twitter last night about his enjoyment at watching Liverpool's SAS-nicknamed strike duo Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, who were in action against Sunderland.
love watching Sturridge and Suarez— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom9) March 26, 2014
The 2-1 win for the Reds saw Liverpool move one point behind Chelsea at the top, and five ahead of Arsenal.
Sturridge netted what proved to be the winner, his 20th Premier League goal in 21 starts. Strike partner Suarez has 28 goals in 26 league starts for the Reds.
Akpom himself is very highly regarded at Arsenal, making a brief first team appearance in the Premier League earlier this campaign and netting in pre-season for the first team. Last week he found the target in the UEFA Youth League against Barcelona, and there were calls earlier in the season for the 18-year-old to be handed a run in the side ahead of Nicklas Bendtner.
Uninspiring loan spells at Brentford and Coventry City have shown there is work still to be done, although he bagged a hat-trick for the Gunners' under-21 side against West Ham on Monday.
As he goes about his mission to reach the top and continue improving, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are certainly a pair he should be studying in a bid to improve, both displaying more similarities with his own game than Olivier Giroud.