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SAS, the devastating duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, is finally back in action, and it didn’t take long for them to rekindle their chemistry.
Two minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute, Sturridge — who returned from a two-month injury layoff — promptly assisted on Suarez’s second goal of the match to make it 4-2 Reds. Eighteen minutes later, the comeback kid netted one on his own to make it 5-3. Game, set, match.
For SAS, that’s all par for the course. Prior to Sunday, Sturridge and Suarez had only been on the pitch together for seven of the first 20 Premier League games, but scored 14 goals between them in those seven. They quickly established themselves as the most fearsome partnership in the league.
Indeed, Liverpool’s rivals should really count their blessings that SAS has, until now, been held back by Sturridge’s sprained ankle and, of course, Suarez’s “Bitegate.” Had both featured all season long, the Reds may very well be at the top of the table right now. Then again, it’s not like Liverpool has been struggling. Without one, the other half of SAS has carried the load.
Sturridge scored in each of the first four games of the season as Suarez sat out for his bite attack on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. And once Sturridge went down — after that teasing, seven-match parade of perfect synergy — Suarez has, well, done Suarez things. That is to say, score breathtaking goals almost every week.
Now that the two are reunited at long last — and clearly enjoying each other’s company — this video seems all too appropriate:
It was always going to take a monumental effort to transform Luis Suarez into a likeable footballer.
What better place to start than being interviewed by an adorable young Liverpool fan while drinking tea and eating biscuits?
(Via Dirty Tackle)
Luis Suarez continued his torrid form Saturday with two more goals and an assist against Cardiff, provisionally sending Liverpool top of the Premier League. Suarez now has 19 goals on the season, equaling the record for most goals scored before Christmas. Oh, and in case you forgot, he missed the first five games of the season.
It was the perfect way to celebrate a day after signing a new long-term deal with the Reds through 2018. The renewal increased his weekly wages from £120,000/week (roughly $196K) to £200,000/week ($326K), making Suarez the highest-paid player in club history,
But it seems that goals weren’t the only thing flowing as part of the festivities.
Just hours after putting pen to paper at Anfield Road on Friday, Suarez was spotted at a local Costco, loading up on plenty of beer and water! The Premier League scoring leader even wore the same outfit, removing any doubt whether Suarez had himself a little party the night before Saturday’s match.
What are the chances. Suarez in Costco haha. pic.twitter.com/gGDVHdvFVY— Kop 305 (@Kop305)
Can’t say we blame him. If we got a raise of an extra $130,000 a week, we’d be going H.A.M, too.
Even some of the greatest players in the world are made to look like fools at times.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Alessandro Nesta and many more are given a some footballing lessons by their fellow greats. Nutmegs, rainbows, cuts and flicks are just a small part of the arsenal these players use to trick their illustrious opponents. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching these seemingly untouchable soccer stars get taken to school.
Canary killer Luis Suarez scored a first-half hat trick against Norwich in a span of just 20 minutes on Wednesday, making him the first Premier League player ever to score three hat tricks against the same side. Suarez previously scored two hatters against Norwich in April and September of last year.
3 - Luis Suarez is the first player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks against the same team (Norwich). Menace.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
The fact Suarez needed just five career meetings to accomplish this feat against the Canaries is simply astounding. The way he did so, too, is breathtaking. Suarez’s first goal was an audacious 40-yard strike that lobbed the keeper, while his third was a brilliant blend of control, technique and power, making a defender looks very silly in the process.
Watch Suarez’s goals below:
Just for good measure, the Uruguayan added a fourth goal in the second half with yet another masterfully taken direct free kick. That brought his career goalscoring tally against Norwich to 11 goals.
Suarez now leads the league in scoring with 13 goals, two more than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. And remember, Suarez sat out the first six games of the season for his bite attack on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season.
Is there any doubt that he is the league’s best player at the moment?
Manchester United are thought to be finally ready to sign Leighton Baines from Everton in January, according to one of the UK papers. The England international has already been subject to two offers from United but now it seems the Red Devils have finally landed their man. We’ve also got the latest news on the futures of John Terry and Xabi Alonso, plus a very interesting story about Luis Suarez and two Liverpool targets from Juventus. Click here for the latest speculation.
Chelsea could be set for a very interesting summer judging by the latest gossip from the UK press. Mario Balotelli’s agent has said the AC Milan striker could be reunited with Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea boss described Balotelli as “unmanageable” during their spell together at Inter Milan and the Italy striker’s antics don’t seem to have improved much!
The Blues are also thought to be interested in Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, who is on the comeback trail from injury. We’ve also got the latest on Luis Suarez. Find out Real Madrid’s latest plan to land the Liverpool striker by clicking here.
Stories are emerging in the media that Manchester United’s dynamite striker Javier Hernandez is nearing the Old Trafford exit door. Since David Moyes took over Sir Alex Ferguson’s hot seat in the summer, Chicharito has found playing time harder to come by, leaving the Mexico star in a bit of a conundrum.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is willing to give Chicharito the solution to the problem; he wants to take the striker to White Hart Lane.
Elsewhere in today’s paper rundown, Victor Valdes is linked to a new side, Luis Suarez’s future is called into question and Manchester City could lose Micah Richards. Find out more in today’s Paper Chase.
Edinson Cavani has reportedly stirred the pot regarding the future of Luis Suarez by claiming the Liverpool striker wants to join Real Madrid. And that’s not all. Cavani also says his fellow Uruguayan was not keen on a move to Arsenal during the summer transfer window. Will Brendan Rodgers never get any peace? Click here for more of the best rumors from the UK press.