Ex Manchester United striker has better chance conversion rate than Suarez

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez's impressive chance conversion rate is not quite the best in Europe.

Luis Suarez has enjoyed quite an amazing 2013/14 so far, bagging 19 goals in 11 games.

He has done that by converting exactly 30 per cent of his shots on goal, his highest ratio by far since joining Liverpool, comparing to 9 per cent from his first half season at the club.

He was often described as wasteful and profligate, now those adjectives are replaced by clinical and ruthless.

His finishing is more lethal than those deemed the very best, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Uruguayan isn't quite the most deadly striker in Europe however, not yet at least according to the statistics relevant to the top five leagues on the continent. 

Notably above him is former Manchester United prospect Giuseppe Rossi, who has bounced back from two cruciate knee ligament injuries in the last three years to re-ignite his career this season.

Fiorentina took the gamble to sign Rossi back in January from Villareal when he was just completing his rehab, and the decision has paid off.

The Italian has 14 goals and 3 assists in 17 Serie A starts, putting himself back in the frame for a World Cup spot next year where like Suarez he can damage England's prospects.

At the top of the list is Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, the Brazilian-turned-Spaniard who has set La Liga alight this season, scoring 23 goals in 20 games this season.

Liverpool even tried to sign him in the summer, and with a £32 million release clause in his contract, if the Reds qualify for the Champions League, why not try to snap him up next summer?

If one player is worth breaking up or adding to the SAS for, Diego Costa would be just that man.

image: © SkySports

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