Ex-Manchester United striker: I told Suarez to join Liverpool

Diego Forlan has revealed that he played a part in his countryman opting to move to Anfield in January 2011.

Luis Suarez has not been too far away from the headlines since his move to Liverpool from Ajax, with the tempestuous Uruguayan striker full of both controversies and breathtaking performances.

The South American is adjudged as one of the most dangerous forwards in the European game and the Anfield club’s talisman – but a former Manchester United player has revealed that he had a role in him joining the Reds.

International team-mate Diego Forlan has admitted that he spoke to Suarez about English football and the Merseyside outfit before his switch from Ajax, and convinced him that a move to Britain was the right choice.

“I was a Manchester United man,” Forlan told The Telegraph. “But I told him how, after I’d scored to knock them out of the Europa League at Anfield [for Atletico Madrid], their fans applauded me.

“I speak to Luis a lot. He’s loves playing at Liverpool. He likes the Premier League. And the fans love him because he’s a strikers’ striker. And he’s better than ever now.

“He still chases everything, like Wayne Rooney used to before he moved deeper. And he’s learned from his mistakes. We all make them. He’s in shape, too. That’s important.”

Suarez is the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season, and a key player in Liverpool’s quest to finish in the top four.

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