Barclays English Premier League
‘Suarez best signing’
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes Luis Suarez is the signing of the year and has the potential to become an international superstar with the Reds.
The Uruguayan has made a remarkable impact since his move from Ajax in January, having scored nine goals since his Anfield arrival. Away from his goals, his all-round pitch presence has transformed the atmosphere around the club, and Hansen has been particularly impressed by the forward.
“Luis Suarez was outstanding against Everton and for me, he has to be the best signing any club has made in the last 12 months,” he said.
“No matter who the opposition is, he always has an influence on the game. He’s a brilliant player and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard supporters from other clubs saying ‘I wish we’d signed him.’
“Liverpool are so lucky to have him because in my opinion he’s going to become – if he isn’t already – an international superstar.”
Suarez is part of a four-pronged Liverpool front line which includes Andy Carroll, Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy, a quartet that represents one of the strongest attacks in the Barclays Premier League according to Hansen.
“With Andy Carroll scoring, Dirk Kuyt playing well and Craig Bellamy doing what he does best when he came on, we have plenty of options because each player has totally different attributes,” he added.
“Liverpool definitely can’t be accused of being predictable in terms of what team might be selected. We’ve got height, pace and trickery. As a defender that makes you nervous.
“Options is what we have been missing for a long, long time. Now, Liverpool has a squad rather than a team.
“Steven Gerrard and Bellamy had a real impact when Kenny made the double substitution and that’s what big time football is all about – replacing quality with quality.”
-With The Daily Star input