Luis Suarez, the most naturally gifted attacker we’ve had at Liverpool since Kenny Dalglish, has spoken about Liverpool for an upcoming documentary entitled: ‘This is Anfield’ – produced by the club.
He was asked to sum up Anfield in just one word and chose ‘amazing’.
The Uruguayan, who’s approaching 30, left Liverpool in 2014 after three and a half wonderful seasons at the club, to join Barcelona – where he’s confirmed his reputation as one of the best players in the world.
In two a bit seasons in Spain, Suarez has bagged 91 goals already – a pretty barbaric statistic – all things considered.
But Liverpool will always have a place in his heart…
“It’s completely different because of the Liverpool supporters. The players like Liverpool supporters,” he continued.
“I had a moment at Liverpool when we lost the game and played really badly, and they helped get us up. This is really good for players and we like that.
“I had a few really good moments. My debut, when I played the first game, was an amazing moment for me. When I scored – it was a dream for a player.
“And when we won against Manchester City, when we had a really good chance to win the Premier League.
“And when I came back last year to play with Stevie and Fernando [in the all-star charity game], that was a really good moment. I have a lot of moments in my heart from Anfield.”
Liverpool tried and failed to replace Suarez upon his exit with the likes of Mario Baotelli, Rickie Lambert and later Christian Benteke – but what hope did we realistically have without an endless transfer kitty or the willingness to break world transfer records?
Instead of buying goals, Jurgen Klopp is creating them by deploying a number of interchangeable, flexible attackers. In 2016, Liverpool have comfortably outscored every other Premier League side, so it’s working pretty well.
It’ll be the collective of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho that gives us the best chance of replicating what Suarez and co. did in 2013/14.