The historic Reds player acknowledged that the Uruguayan forward “did not respect anyone in training, in a good way.”
It wasn’t until he exhibited all his talent in Barcelona than Luis Suarez He was recognized as one of the best soccer players in the world. However, the Uruguayan already left clues of what he would become when he played for Liverpool in the Premier League. So she remembered Steven Gerrard, a legend of the Reds, who highlighted the passage of Suarez through Merseyside.
The Uruguayan forward scored 82 goals in 113 appearances during his three-and-a-half-year stint in Liverpool between January 2011 and July 2014.
“Many of the forwards we used to bring respected people like Jamie Carragher and other players on the team, but Suarez didn’t respect anyone in training in a good way,” Gerrard said for the BBC’s “Match of the Day Top 10” podcast. about the Barcelona star.
“They would hit the defenders, show them their elbows and I thought that was not normal for what we normally saw in training. Normally you could see a lot of respect, but Luis would go through any defender and send them against the wall at any time “he added.
Gerrard acknowledged that seeing a young Suarez easily shake off experienced Liverpool defenders in practice made him realize that the Uruguayan would become a quality footballer.
“You knew right away that in days instead of weeks he was going to be a great player for Liverpool,” he said.
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