Pundit says too soon to laud Liverpool star as greatest Red ever as he may still be prone to committing stupid acts…
Liverpool forward Luis Suarez made club history on Friday by signing a new monster contract worth £175,000 per week, potentially even rising to £200,000 per week.
This writer authored an article prior to this news by arguing that whatever he is offered, it will be money well spent, even more so than a high-profile acquisition, here's why.
Suarez's form thus far this season has been extraordinary and, on 19 goals in the Premier League alone, he has already bettered the total haul Michael Owen returned in 1998 (and again in 1999) that saw him jointly win the Golden Boot - for the season, with 18 strikes.
Without Suarez, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero would be lauded as not just the most efficient goal-scoring forward in the Premier League, but comparable to others in Europe such as Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, with Suarez, Aguero is a clear level below.
Is Suarez proving to be the best in the history of Liverpool football club? For European Cup winner Mark Lawrenson, it is too early to tell. Not just because the Uruguayan has only been employed by the Anfield outfit for a couple of years, but also because he - in the words of the BBC pundit - may do something stupid in a matter of weeks.
In The Mirror, he said: 'It’s too early to say whether he is better than someone like Kenny Dalglish. To be better than him you will have to win trophies and you also have to do it in Europe. And next week, or maybe the week after that, you know Suarez may end up doing something stupid.'
With a shooting accuracy of 63%, Suarez has hit the target with 40 of his 64 attempted shots, returning 19 goals. He has also provided five assists for his team-mates and created an astonishing 38 chances.
Lawrenson continued: 'Suarez is on a scoring run unlike any I have ever seen in the Premier League. And all of his goals have been absolute worldies.'
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