If Suarez scores 10 goals by New Year's he'll beat Shearer's record

Alan Shearer

Luis Suarez is in sensation form so far this season at Liverpool.

Since returning from his ban which saw him sit out the first five games of this season as well as the last four of last season, he has scored an astonishing 17 goals in just 11 appearances for the Reds.

Suarez has been on the pitch in the Premier League for Liverpool for just 987 minutes and currently averages a goal every 58 minutes. The record for the most goals in one calendar year is held by Alan Shearer who scored 36 goals in one calendar year for Blackburn Rovers back in 1995.

So far in 2013 Luis Suarez has scored 27 goals – his first of the year (a brace in fact) against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool 3-0 victory on January 2nd and his most recent of course was in Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday in which Suarez also scored a brace for the Reds.

There are three Premier League fixtures left for Suarez to score 10 goals and beat Shearer’s record that has stood for almost 17 years and whilst 10 goals in three games sounds like a big ask for an ordinary striker its not out of range whatsoever for a striker of Suarez’ quality and current form – the Uruguayan is by no means ordinary.

Liverpool’s last three fixtures of the year are against Cardiff this Saturday 21st at Anfield, Manchester City at the Etihad on December 26th and finally Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 29th.

In his last 3 games, Suarez has scored 8 goals in total – four against Norwich, and two against both West Ham and Tottenham. If he can up the ante for the next three games, he will go down in Premier League history as holding the record for the most goals in a calendar year, despite his FA ban as well.

It is a big task but with Suarez a certain starter for Brendan Rodgers who remains without striker Daniel Sturridge and club captain Steven Gerrard, the Uruguayan will be holding the fort on his own and if anyone can score 10 goals in three games it would be the one and only Luis Suarez.

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