A case of poetic justice punishes City.
Luis Suarez once again came back to haunt the English football loving public with two goals against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night – continuing a trend that suggests he will be a boogeyman for the sport in the UK for years to come.
It’s already apparent that Liverpool are nowhere near the side they were with Suarez in the side. Without his killer instinct they have struggled in front of goal as Daniel Sturridge missed the majority of the campaign through injury while Mario Balotelli struggled to get back into the swing of things in the Premier League.
But his impact on the English game was apparent before the domestic campaign even kicked off.
City described the Uruguayan as a ‘Dogsbody’ in their match day programme, claiming his role in the Barca side is to ‘do the donkey work’.
However, he wasn’t doing much donkey work on the night as his two goals provided the Spanish giants with a lead to take into the second leg.
But he fanned the flames of his own hatred over the summer, when he popped up at the World Cup to help send England home early despite only being half fit.
Having just got rid of him, the British tabloids were once again incensed by his antics, though this time he hadn’t done anything wrong – that came in the next round – and the hatred was born all over again.
It’s not the press’ fault, but their treatment of Suarez has helped fuel him with the desire to shoot English sides down at any given opportunity.
He may have started slowly at the Nou Camp, but now he’s firing on all cylinders there will always be someone to try and shoot him down.
At times, he hasn’t helped himself with his behaviour, but on the pitch there can’t be many arguments against him.
And judging by the way he is carrying on he will be a thorn in English football’s side for many years to come.