There is no better player in world football right now than Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
Both the Real Madrid and Barcelona forwards have scored less than Suarez's 17 goals in their last 11 league appearances, while neither has led their side quite as single-handedly as the 26-year-old.
But what makes Suarez truly stand out is the fact that the Uruguayan has scored more Premier League goals than the Tottenham side he just faced... in less games.
Yes, Suarez's haul of 17 is two more than Spurs have managed all season.
How apt, then, that his 16th and 17th strikes came against the north London side.
And what goals they were: the first demonstrating the 26-year-old's relentless work-rate and the second showing Suarez in all his glory - another chipped finish for the highlight reels.
Indeed, the Uruguayan seems to be able to score from anywhere. Whether he is four yards out from goal or forty, it really does not seem to make a difference.
And what made Suarez's superfluous display against Tottenham all the better was the fact that he captained Brendan Rodgers' side. What an accolade for the Uruguayan just four months after his attempts to leave Anfield.
This season, Suarez has cleaned up his act and concentrated on what is most important. The result has left Premier League defences up and down the country sick with worry.
Jordan Henderson, Phillipe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling all shone alongside Suarez in the 5-0 win over Tottenham, meanwhile. But how much of that confidence would have been instilled in them by their captain for the day?
And just how many times will the 26-year-old go on to score this term if he has netted 17 times already?
Liverpool may also be dreaming of what they can achieve with the Uruguayan in their ranks.
The omens certainly look good for the Reds if they can hold on to Suarez, with a place in the top four looking like the minimum the forward can inspire them to.
But perhaps they can challenge for even more. After all, they have on their hands the best player on the planet on current form.
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