5 players who lived up to their legendary jersey numbers
While legendary American coach Joe Paterno might have claimed that “Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back,” the numbers on the back of most football jerseys do matter in this day of modern day football. The pressures and expectations of donning an iconic jersey can often take a toll on the performance of the players. However, there have been certain players who have donned the iconic jersey only to add to the existing legacy of the number with aplomb.
Let’s look at five players who have lived up to the legacy of their legendary jerseys.
#1 Former Liverpool Number 7- Luis Suarez
The number 7 jersey of Liverpool has been associated with greatness at Anfield with the likes of Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, John Aldridge, Peter Beardsley and Steven McManaman having donned it in the past.
Luis Suarez was handed the legendary number when he moved to Merseyside from Ajax on the back of an impressive season and he did not disappoint. The Uruguayan tormented the opposition during his 3 and half years in English football with his trickery, industriousness and a great ability in front of the goal. While he might not have been able to help Liverpool clinch their much-awaited 19th League title in the 2013-14 season, it did not deter the Liverpool faithful as labelling him as one of the best number 7 to don the Liverpool jersey.