Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez backed by Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

The Uruguayan has struggled for form since moving to Camp Nou, but has been praised by the Catalan club’s boss.

Liverpool are missing Luis Suarez this season, with the Uruguayan’s decision to leave Anfield in the summer and move to Barcelona impacting on the Reds’ season.

However, the South American has struggled to replicate his scintillating Liverpool form since moving to Spain, and has only scored two La Liga goals for the Blaugrana in 11 games this season.

Suarez came in for criticism after an underwhelming performance for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey clash with Atletico Madrid in midweek but the striker has been supported by Luis Enrique.

The Barcelona head coach has stated that he fully expects the Uruguay international to start scoring a lot more goals in the near future and that he had contributed heavily to the team’s recent good run of form.

"What he is going through is a moment that happened to all strikers,” Enrique is quoted as saying by AS.

“He creates chances in every game and gives a lot to the team. We are delighted with his performances, because he creates a lot of danger in the area.

“I have seen few players who move like he does inside the area. What concerns us is winning games.

“There is no aspect of Suarez's game that worries us. He will score goals, for sure. When players change teams, change countries, it takes them time to adapt. There is no magic formula and every player needs their time.”

Suarez has formed an exciting attacking trip with fellow South Americans Neymar and Lionel Messi, playing his part in firing Barcelona to second place in the La Liga standings.

Barca travel to face Elche later today having won their last five games in all competitions, which included a 9-0 aggregate thumping of the modest side in the Copa del Rey.

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