The club's all-time top scorer believes one front pair could end the Premier League season as the most prolific striker following an impressive start to the campaign
The 51-year-old is the club's all-time top scorer, finding the net 346 times across two spells, and has been impressed with how the Reds' current front pairing have started the campaign together.
"They have got a chance," Rush told the club's official website. "Last year, the two best players in the league were Suarez and Bale. Suarez surprised me with how many he did score; I knew he could make goals, but he had an incredible season.
"I thought he was superb and he seems to have taken it on again. He has come back from his suspension and started scoring goals again.
"Sturridge had a great start to the season, scored in the first three or four games, and they are full of confidence now. It wouldn't surprise me."
Sturridge has bagged eight goals in all competitions this term - with Suarez boasting three in three - and Rush feels there is far more to come with the club level on points with top-placed Arsenal.
"I think Sturridge may get a few more goals because of the way Suarez plays," he continued. "He'll help Sturridge a bit more with his experience.
"They are both great players, world-class players and world-class players can play with anyone. I like the way Suarez does it - he looks at Sturridge and plays off him and around him.
"You can see them trying to bring each other into the game now, the partnership is working really well and they are full of confidence. They have both got so much ability.
"I just like the way they play off each other. When they haven't got the ball, Suarez looks to where Sturridge is and plays off him."