The mention of the phrase “Maverick Genius” evokes a similar response from the Liverpool faithful, Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan arrived at Anfield having scored goals by the bucketful in Netherlands and enthralled the Kop during his short, yet exhilarating three and a half years at the club.
While the Striker continues with his goal scoring prowess at the Camp Nou and will definitely join the legion of legends who have plied their trade for the club, there is no denying he is amongst the top strikers who have graced the pitch of Anfield and is a legend at the Merseyside.
We were spoilt for choice when we had to pick Suarez’s best games in a Liverpool shirt. However, with a walk through the memory lane and numerous highlights of the player’s glorious years at Anfield, we have come up with the top 5 games in a Red shirt for the maverick genius.
#5 Liverpool 2-0 Stoke City 2010-11
The departure of an underperforming Fernando Torres and the arrival of the big burly Andy Carroll for a hefty sum of £35 million masked the capture of Luis Suarez from Ajax by the club in the closing minutes of 2011 winter transfer window. However, just minutes into his league debut against Stoke City, and Suarez showcased to the Kop what he truly brought to the table with a goal against a Stoke side that had developed a penchant for being one of the tidiest in defence.
The striker received the ball in the middle of the park and rounded off an approaching Asmir Begovic before slotting the ball home, although the ball did come off a Stoke defender at last. The goal made him an instant hit with the Kop and was truly an indication of what was to come from the striker. The fact that he had not even had time to train with his teammates prior to the game speaks volumes of his abilities as a footballer.