Oldham Athletic and Liverpool lock horns in the FA Cup third round tomorrow and the Latics boss has issued a strange 'compliment' to Reds attacker.
Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson is in the spotlight at the moment as he has seen he prepares his side for a classic FA Cup 'David vs Goliath' encounter when the Latics take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, January 5.
When assessing how to contain the might of his opposition there is one obvious danger-man - Luis Suarez - a footballer who has returned an astonishing 24 goals and 11 assists from 24 appearances for club and country this season, an attacking efficiency of one goal/assist produced every 60 minutes, but a man who is a 'street rat' and 'horrible and nasty'.
Bizarrely, Johnson claims to not mean this in an offensive way but, rather, in a manner that marvels at his competitive and winning nature.
As quoted by The Express, he has more: 'I mean this in the nicest possible way, but he’s like a dirty street rat: sharp, horrible and a bit nasty. And that’s all said in admiration because he’s a winner.
'He's an absolute pleasure to watch sometimes.'
Last season, Suarez played in two FA Cup games, versus Mansfield Town and also against, yes - you guessed - Oldham Athletic. He scored in both games.
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