Luis Suarez Odds
Suarez can help lead Liverpool to cup glory
Luis Suarez made a pretty big impact on the Premier League in his first season so it may come as a slight surprise to some that the Uruguayan scored just four times in 13 games.
Historically South Americans, especially Uruguayans, haven’t been the quickest to settle into the Premier League but Suarez seemed to slot right in at Liverpool and we can expect improvement from him.
He improved consistently for Ajax, scoring 17 in his first season, 22 in his second season and 35 in his third season before netting seven times in 13 games before his transfer to Liverpool.
Having seen his manager add plenty of depth to the midfield, Suarez can expect plenty of service this season but while his fancy footwork and nimble quickness are sure to impress in the league, it’s in the cup competitions where Suarez comes to the fore.
Suarez has scored 12 goals in 13 domestic cup competitions but it was only the 2009/2010 Dutch Cup in which the Uruguayan played a strong role.
Eight goals in six games led Ajax to the KNVB Cup that season and while in other season he may have featured minimally, Uruguay’s performances in the World Cup and Copa America suggest Suarez thrives under the pressure.
Suarez scored three goals in five appearances as Uruguay reached the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup and was named most valuable player of the 2011 Copa America having scored four of his countries nine goals en route to lifting the trophy.
Having not won the league title since the 1989/1990 season it would take something special from Luis Suarez to lead Liverpool to the Premier League title, but the FA Cup looks a very realistic possibility for the Reds.
Suarez is sure to have an impact on the league and you can’t rule him out in the Premier League top goalscorer betting, but Suarez and Liverpool looks better bets in the FA Cup betting and League Cup betting.
Nicknames: The Reds
Ground: Anfield, Liverpool L4 0TH
Owner: Fenway Sports Group
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Kenny Dalglish
League: Premier League
First FA Cup appearance: 1893 vs Grimsby Town (3-0)
Record goalscorer: Ian Rush (346 goals)
Most appearances: Ian Callaghan (857 appearances)
Record attendance: 61,905 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 1938 FA Cup
Main rival: Manchester United
Rivals: Everton, Arsenal
Celebrity fans: Ricky Tomlinson, LeBron James, Caroline Wozniacki
Fans favourites: Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalglish