Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez primed for unique treble cup success at Barcelona

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is gunning for his second trophy of the season.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could join an elite group of players to win three domestic cups in as many countries this weekend as Barcelona prepare to take on Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final.

The Uruguay international has already pocketed the Dutch Cup and the English League Cup with Liverpool throughout his illustrious career, but this season could be his finest yet.

After trading the Reds for Barcelona last summer, a slow start ensued before he finally integrated himself in Luis Enrique’s first-team and formed a deadly strike trio involving Neymar and Lionel Messi.

His 16 La Liga goals this term saw him reach double figures for top-flight goals for the tenth campaign in succession – a record neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi have managed to achieve.

Yet, after claiming the Spanish title in the penultimate game of the season, attentions now turn to the Copa Del Rey and a Nou Camp showdown with Basque outfit Athletic Bilbao.

Suarez heads into the encounter with a rather frightening eight goals and seven assists in his last nine outings in all competitions, though question marks have been raised over his fitness.

The former Kop idol sat out last weekend’s 2-2 draw at home to Deportivo La Coruna, and boss Luis Enrique will be well aware that the upcoming Champions League final undoubtedly holds greater importance.

Should the Catalans emerge triumphant over Bilbao, it will be their 27th Copa Del Rey title – currently seven more than Real Madrid – but surprisingly only their third this side of the millennium.

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