Luis Suarez's success at Copa America exciting for Liverpool
Liverpool made the right moves in the last half of the past season and the best move was to bring Luis Suarez at Anfield. This move taken together with the sale of Fernando Torres at 50 million Euros makes for a perfect investment. Not only was Suarez influential to peg back the club’s performance last season, he has been vital to Uruguay’s success at Copa America. In the recently contested semi-final the Liverpool player banged in two goals within the space of 5 minutes powering the team into the finals. Liverpool has made heavy investments in this transfer window and all the spending has been made kept him and Andy Carroll in the center of the grand design.
Former Liverpool defender has heaped high praise on the Uruguayan forward claiming that he could well be the next Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League. Lawrenson said, “He’s got all the ability in the world and a real mean streak. He is a top player. I think he might be a bit like Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. He could just take off and in a couple of years’ time you might be talking about a £60m player.” His high valuation is not to be considered an exaggeration. Suarez was the Dutch player of the year in 2010 and put in 35 goals in 33 games justifying his nickname ‘El Pistolero’.
He has been happy at Liverpool so far and looked comfortable from the very beginning. His wonder-goal against Sunderland indicated the presence of an ambition, success hungry spirit which will be well kindred at Liverpool. Lawrenson talked about how Kenny’s eyes “light up” whenever he talk of the lad and that’s simply because the King can smell the magic.
Liverpool are aiming for a top-4 finish next season and with the ever growing competition in the Premier League, reform was a compulsion. Dalglish has spent a 100 million only to strengthen the midfield and that shows the sort of trust he has invested in the forwards including Suarez.
There is a little bother for Liverpool as well in Suarez’ success at Copa America. The player’s success with the national side means he will miss most of the pre-season with the club. The level of commitments being demanded out of the player in such a prestigious competition is sure to take a toll on his energy levels.