Luis Suárez – super striker or second striker?

Luis Suárez is no longer a player that people haven’t heard of. During the World Cup his stock rose considerably as Uruguay became one of the surprise packages of the tournament. He formed a deadly partnership with Diego Forlan, they scored 8 goals between them in the tournament, and Suárez was rated the 8th best player of the championships by the Castrol index.

It isn’t just at the World Cup where Suárez can boast impressive stats. Fans of the Eredivisie will be all too familiar with the performances he has turned in for Ajax since he signed in 2007. Even from a teenager he has been scoring goals. Let’s check the stats:

As we can see Suárez’s goal scoring record will stack up against most strikers in Europe. He nearly averaged a goal a game last season.

So is this guy a goal machine? A straight replacement for Torres? Not quite. Suárez is considered more of a second striker playing off a more central striker. But Liverpool are getting a player that should be ideally suited to the Premier League.

Suárez will work hard for the team. He covers high distances and has stamina. You will see him moving and working for the team just as much off the ball as you will on it. He is quick enough, but not the quickest, but times his runs well. In games against lesser teams he will drop deeper and be more involved in the play. He is also sometimes found drifting out to wide areas. This guy has great feet and is also a goal scorer.

Suárez is a great all round player who will suit the Premier League’s style of play. He will get goals and is technically gifted, he has skills, but generally plays a simple and effective game. You can’t argue with the guys stats which are unbelievable – but it will be up to him whether he takes the Premier League by storm or trots in to the sunset like previous Eredivisie players like Alves has. Whatever happens with a player like this, he will try his hardest, and you can’t knock a trier.

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  1. Shearer#9 says:

    Ruud is the on player that has done well since his move from PSV in the EPL!

    Bergkamp was class but a different player.

    Luis will maybe hit 15 goals a season but not the 30 needed to relace Fernando!

    Any how – i think he will be a decent 2nd striker

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