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After a tame first half at Anfield on Saturday, Liverpool were looking like it was possible that they would again fail to win. This time it would be Wigan who would hold them.
But it only took one moment for their talisman to put them in front – Luis Suarez had scored again. Raheem Sterling dispossessed a Wigan defender and squared the ball to Suarez who emphatically finished into the top corner.
Like so many times before, Suarez had come to the Red’s aid, and he wasn’t done scoring just yet.
In the 56th minute Luis Suarez latched onto a Jose Enrique through ball and slotted the ball past the onrushing Ali Al-Habsi with the outside of his right foot to bag himself his first brace at Anfield since joining the club – an amazing and very alarming stat.
But Suarez has seemingly put his prolifigy for Liverpool behind him this season, with his constant stream of goals as the shining light in Liverpool’s season so far.
Goals were always the missing piece of El Pistolero’s Liverpool career, as he could seemingly do everything but put those easy chances in the back of the net.
This year though the Uruguayan magician has continued to dazzle, nutmegging opponents for fun and doing the unpredictable every time he’s on the ball. But he’s added that clinical touch that he was missing for most of his previous Liverpool career.
Suarez was a phenomenal goal-scorer at Ajax, scoring 111 goals in 159 games, and it would be foolish to not take into account his performances for Uruguay, which he has scored at a better rate (30 in 60) than Premier League stars like Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie.
With his goals now seeming to flow for his club side, there are few strikers in the world who are more dangerous than Luis Suarez on current form.
Despite being dubbed (and unfairly so) the villain of the Premier League, Suarez has not been phased by the abuse he has received from opposing fans, and instead seems to be fueled by the hatred.
There is no questioning his mentality – he is a natural-born winner, and he will leave everything on the pitch for his club and country. With his performances as outstanding as always, it is perhaps a shame that it took this long for him to earn the recognition he deserves.
The truth is, Luis Suarez is a world-class footballer, and if he continues this form, defenders of the Premier League have much to worry about.