Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez believes the differences between La Liga and the Premier League are the cause of his Barcelona struggles…
Controversial forward Luis Suarez has endured a difficult start to life in La Liga, but believes it is merely taking him time to adapt to the differences in Spain compared to the Premier League, reports the Mirror.
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The Uruguayan made the switch from Liverpool to Barcelona this past summer, despite being midway through a lengthy ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World cup.
When he eventually did take the field for his new side, he appeared to struggle and has been unable to replicate the fantastic form he showed last season.
Suarez believes it is only a matter of time before the goals start to flow however, and claims that for the moment he is happy to play provider for his new teammates.
“In the Premier and at Liverpool teams rarely close up shop. You always have space to move in, in which to take on opponents,” he said.
“The defenders are strong, quicker, more corpulent… I was used to them. Here they are more skilful, they complement each other and play tighter together. They know how much danger Barca can cause and so it can be quite difficult sometimes.”
“I’m not scoring much at the moment, but I’m sure that with help from my colleagues, the goals will come.”
The talented striker is not the only one struggling though, with his old side badly missing the goals he provided last season. After a disastrous start to the new campaign in which goals have proved hard to come by, Brendan Rodgers has taken to deploying Raheem Sterling as a false nine.
With Mario Balotelli failing to provide following his £16m summer move, Rodgers will almost certainly be looking to dip back into the transfer market in January.