A staggering 23 goals from 16 appearances, Luis Suarez has been the man to watch out for, this season. You may love him or hate him but you have to agree the 26 year old Uruguayan is currently one of the best strikers in the world. Known for his antics like biting the arm of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic or the controversy with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, he is also a delight to watch on the ball, a true genius.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool has really turned things around, playing some delightful brand of football, and the main man behind the success is definitely their no 7. He has struck up a deadly partnership with Daniel Sturridge and the duo have been unstoppable! A 5-0 at Tottenham, 6-0 against Newcastle shows the class of the Uruguayan striker. He scores, he dribbles, he deceives defenders, he assists.. he does it all! Suarez with the ball is probably the worst nightmare of any defender in the Premier League. He is deadly inside the box, scoring goals from near impossible angles. His performance against Norwich was quite possibly the greatest individual display of footballing talent the Premier League has ever seen, with each of his four goals a contender for goal of the season in their own right.
The Uruguay international was named Premier League player of the month after setting a record with 10 goals in December, the first player to reach double figures in a calendar month. When we look at the player of the year, then seriously… do you really need to ask? Suarez is not just the best in the Premier League, on current form, he is an equal to Ronaldo and Messi – even if people are still strangely reluctant to make that comparison. He has all the qualities both those players have. He has the upper body strength of Ronaldo, he can dribble and beat players like Messi can. He scores free kicks like both of them, is as good in the air as Ronaldo, and scores equally spectacular goals… and the weight of goals they both proudly boast too. In fact, his goals per games ratio is better right now. And he can pass too, to his teammates when they’re in front of goal, which is something Cristiano has never been too fond of. In fact, a tiny lack of pace apart, he is the complete striker, and Rodgers can take great credit for his part in the player’s development.
Not that Liverpool are a one man team, but it is Luis Suarez, the brilliant no 7 the team looks up to, to score those spectacular goals. It’s not without any reason the chant “He scores when he wants” has become so popular around Anfield!