Some say Suárez is the most talented player in Liverpool’s history. He’s a controversial player – always walking close to the line. In all honestly crossing it a few times too!!
‘El Pistolero’ had wonderful vision, quick feet, terrific finishing and underrated physical strength at his disposal. Scoring 82 goals in 133 games.
In July 2014, he moved from Liverpool to Barcelona for a fee of £64.98 million (€82.3 million), making him one of the most expensive players in football history.
Suárez signed for Liverpool in Jan 2011, signing a five-and-a-half-year deal with Liverpool.
He only made the bench for his debut, however when he did come on he managed to score!! In front of the Kop – hero straight away.
After winning the Player of the Tournament at the 2011 Copa América there were high expectations of Suárez to have a great 1st full season. However only managing 11 goals. His highlight has to be the hatrick against Norwich City at Carrow Road in April.
5 months later Suárez scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s Premier League fixture the Carrow Road again!! Norwich City hated him – we loved him. Scoring a hatrick against Wigan made Suárez become only the third Liverpool player to score 20 Premier League goals in a single season. Robbie Fowler and Fernando Torres were the other 2.
Suárez made the shortlist for PFA Players’ Player of the Year, finishing 2nd behind Gareth Bale. He was second-top goalscorer in the Premier League for 2012–13 with 23 goals.
Suarez then bit Branislav Ivanović and was charged with violent conduct, fined and handed a 10 match ban. On 25 September Suárez started the 2013–14 season – after his ban.
To say he tore the league up is an understatement.
He was acting like a man posessed!!
According to the BBC, he has scored a hat-trick every 20.3 Premier League games, ‘the best rate of all 46 players to have scored more than one treble’ in the top tier.
Haunting Norwich – again
That year he continued to haunt Norwich City, this time scoring 4 goals in the 5-1 mauling – becoming the first player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks against the same club.
In January 2014 Suárez became the first Liverpool player to score 20 or more goals in successive Premier League seasons since Robbie Fowler in 1994–95 and 1995–96.
The strike partnership ‘SAS’ was developing so rapidly. Each game they both looked like they would score. Right from the 1st whistle they went at the opposition’s jugular.
That season he became the 7th player to score 30 goals or more in the Premier League.
Also beating Robbie Fowler’s old Liverpool record of 28.
That season Suárez won
FA Writers player of the year.
Premier League Golden Boot, with 31 goals. Barclay’s Premier League Player of the Season award.
Shared the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ranked no.1 on “Europe’s most influential player” list of the year.
What an achievement – what a talent.