England’s captain worships his Uruguayan teammate…
Following Luis Suarez’s outrageously good performance against Southampton at the weekend, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has heaped yet more praise on the Uruguayan sensation, the Express reveals.
The 27-year-old scored the game’s opening goal with a tidy finish, and went on to make Liverpool’s second with a clever assist for Raheem Sterling, before winning a penalty in the dying minutes of the game with some fancy footwork.
“It was a huge win for us and Luis showed once again that he’s an absolute genius,” Gerrard said, after witnessing one of Suarez’s best performances of the season.
The goal and the assist means Suarez now tops both the scoring and goals created charts, with 24 and 10 respectively. As a result, he’s an odds on favourite for the Premier League Player of the Year award, and his team are become increasingly rated as title contenders with ten games to play.
Suarez’s goal contribution had actually been fairly low in recent weeks, although his skipper was quick to remind everyone just how much work he does for the team even when he isn’t scoring.
“People had been talking about him going five games without a goal but his contribution to the team has never wavered,” the midfielder continued.
“He is very unselfish. At times he’s been asked to play in a wider role and he has shown what a great team player he is.
“Even when he wasn’t scoring, he was still terrorising defenders and creating goals for us.”
The Reds take on Manchester United at Old Trafford next, knowing a win will virtually end their rivals chances of catching them, and heap pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table.