Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has branded Luis Suarez as the best No 9 in the world.
The forward has been in excellent scoring form. He has been able to tide over the absence of Lionel Messi in some key matches. Suarez finished last season as top scorer in the Spanish La Liga. He scored an astonishing 40 goals last season and finished five ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the goals tally. This time around, there has been no reduction in his form, as he has 24 league goals. Suarez is only behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, who has 27 league goals.
After having cost the club an incredible £ 72 million when he made the switch from Liverpool in the summer of 2014, the striker is feeling a lot of pressure in order to deliver goals on a regular basis. Many will feel that he has been a better purchase for the club than Neymar, who has managed only nine league goals this season. Read More — Luis Enrique Praises Luis Suarez as Best Forward in the World
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes that his club has the resources to go all the way and win the title.
He believes that they have the necessary quality as well as the strength in depth to challenge the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal for the title.
Simon Mignolet said that Liverpool is a much better side than the one in 2013-2014 where Manchester City beat them in the race to the title. He stated that at this point they were reliant on Luis Suarez and that the current team has a current philosophy.
He said that Luis Suarez was the main reason why they were able to compete back then as he was at the top of his game. The Uruguay international was not only scoring many goals, but he was also creating them for the likes of Sturridge as well as Sterling. Read More — Liverpool not reliant on Suarez
Liverpool’s contract with players have been making headlines all over the world due to the clauses that Anfield agree to
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has expressed his disappointment at the loss when they played Manchester City in one of the UEFA Champions League group games on Tuesday in England.
The Uruguay international was not happy with Barca’s second half performance and asked that he and his teammates “must be critical of ourselves.”
The former Ajax and Liverpool star could not help Barcelona as they crashed to a 3-1 loss to Barcelona’s former coach, Pep Guardiola. The Catalan giants were decent in the first half but their second half performance ensured they lost the game.
“In the first half, we could’ve scored more goals, but we’re aware that opponents also played [football]. Nonetheless, I believe we must be critical of ourselves for how we played in the second half. In the second half, they changed their pattern of play a bit and the manner in which they pressed us.
“We must draw conclusions from the good and bad things. After they went 2-1 up, we had a very good chance to make it 2-2, but 3-1 made things very difficult for us. They had to play for their fans and needed the win, but that was from the first minute and we started the game very well,” Suarez said.
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Luis Suarez is of the opinion that the return of Lionel Messi back to international football is a good result for everyone concerned with the game.
Messi had announced his retirement from international football after losing a third consecutive final with the national team. He had previously suffered disappointments at the 2015 Copa America and 2014 World Cup. As a result, there was a lot of expectations riding on the shoulders of the 29-year-old going into the 2016 Copa America final. Yet again, Argentina lost to Chile in this tournament
and Messi picked up another runners up medal.
After having been so used to winning major honours throughout his career, Messi has not been able to accept that he has finished as runners-up in three consecutive finals. Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza was able to convince Messi to return to the national team, as a player of his ability would be a catastrophic loss especially at the age of 29. Messi has been part of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers for the South American continent. Incidentally, the opening qualification game for Argentina was against Uruguay and it is meant that Messi and Suarez – who are teammates at club level – ended up being on the opposite sides. Read More — Luis Suarez Hails the Return of Messi to International Football
English Premier League side Liverpool have signed yet another player as they confirm the addition of 19-year old former Barcelona starlet, Juanma.
The player had been training at the club, and the Never Walk Alone crooners decided to reward him with a professional deal. Liverpool deem the player fot enough to continue with them after he completed his trial with the club.
The Liverpool Echo report that the left back is a promising talent and would start with the development squad under the tutelage of coach Michael Beale. Juanma would undergo medicals at the club, after Liverpool successfully fended of interests from Spanish side Villarreal in a bid to keep him. Juanma is short for Juan Manuel Garcia. The young talented player came through the youth system at Camp Nou – La Masia, where he played as both a left back and a centre back during his time there. Read More — LIVERPOOL ADD YET ANOTHER PLAYER THIS SUMMER
FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was pictured as he was honoured by the directors and heads of sport following his amazing season at the club at the last campaign.
The very talented Uruguayan was awarded the Aldo Rovira prize for the past season, following his incredible feats. The player wins the seventh edition of the prestigious award.
The winner of the award was selected by a jury composed of directors and heads of sport in Catalan media. The player won his second European Golden shoe and he broke other records. He is the first player to break the stranglehold of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga as he scored 40 goals. It was 59 in all competitions aside making 25 assists. He becomes the fourth person to win the award since its inception. The others are Eric Abidal, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi. Messi has won the award four times already.
The award was created six years back in memory of the son of former FC Barcelona director Josep Lluis Rovira, who died in a traffic accident the previous year. Suarez said he humbled being given such an award and he was pictured with the president of the Jury. The player is still being targeted for a possible return to the English Premier League by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, according to reports. Read More — SUAREZ WINS BEST PLAYER AWARD IN BARCA AND GUARDIOLA WANTS HIM
Uruguay will have to win their next match if they want to keep their chances of making it to the next round alive.
They will be hoping that Luis Suarez will be back in the team so as to boost an attack that has been quite poor in their last match.
Luis Suarez has been injured in his last match for Barcelona and has missed the first Copa America game where his team lost 3-1 to Mexico. Uruguay will be hoping that their star striker will have recovered by Friday and help them get a result against Venezuela.
Uruguay’s midfielder Gonzalez has stated that there is a big chance that Suarez might be on the pitch on Friday. He said that the player is recovering well and has started training again with the first team. He still has some apprehension when running into challenges but believes that everything will be good by Friday.
Luis Suarez, who finished as top-scorer for La Liga, would have wanted to help his team at the Copa America but will have to wait until Friday to find out whether he will be in the team or not.
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Luis Suarez has played down the incident with Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.
The former appeared to elbow the latter in the recent Champions League game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. Barcelona suffered a 2-0 defeat, which led to their exit from the competition at the quarter-final stage. The 3-2 defeat on aggregate means that one more team fails in its attempts to retain the Champions League. No team has managed to win this competition in back-to-back campaigns since its inception in 1992. Barcelona had been suffering from poor form coming into the game.
Up until the recent El Clasico defeat, they had gone almost 40 games in all competitions without a loss. Now, there is a danger of the club suffering a crisis since their league advantage has also been wiped out in recent weeks. It was only a few weeks ago that they seemed like walking away with the title on all fronts. Suarez remains confident that Barcelona can reclaim their form. He played down the incident with Godin saying that such incidents happen on the pitch inadvertently. He has since been in touch with his Uruguay international teammate, who he has called as his friend, in order to apologise for the action. Read More — Luis Suarez dismisses talking about Incident with Diego Godin
Luis Suarez was a surprise visitor to the Liverpool training ground a couple of years after he left the club for Barcelona.
Suarez is still held in high regard by the club’s supporters and most of the players, who were there when he demolished opposition. He joined Barcelona for around £ 75 million and has become one of the best players at the Catalan outfit. Suarez came to prominence while at Ajax but his real step up in the game came after joining Liverpool. Back in Merseyside, the striker claimed that he is just extremely happy to return to his former stamping ground and also to interact with his former teammates.
Suarez witnessed a training session along with his family. Suarez may have spent only 3 ½ years at Merseyside, but he almost fell to the club win the league title single-handedly. In his final season at Anfield, the striker scored a remarkable 31 league goals in just 33 league appearances. This helped him win the PFA player of the year award. Even though Suarez went for a big-money transfer, he is still loved at Merseyside unlike Fernando Torres, who split opinion after his £ 50 million move to Chelsea. Read More — Luis Suarez was a surprise visitor to the Liverpool training