Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 17

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A magician with the ball at his feet and Liverpool fans would love to have him back.

Let's start off by saying that if he had stayed at Liverpool for some time longer, there is a good chance that Luis Suarez would be further up this list. 

Despite all the controversy that came with him, he was simply a wonderful footballer, arguably the best the club has had in the Premier League era.

He arrived at the club in the January of 2011 when Kenny Dalglish was in caretaker charge and he made an immediate impact when he came off the bench to score the second goal in a 2-0 win over Stoke City on his debut.

After dancing through a Manchester United defence a month later to set up Dirk Kuyt's first in a 3-1 win over Manchester United, his status as a crowd favourite was cemented pretty early on. 

There were the unsavoury sides to his game. He was banned for eight games for racially abusing Patrice Evra in a game against United in 2011 and he was banned for another 10 matches from 2013 for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

He also tried to force through a move away from Anfield that summer, but Liverpool dug their heels in and got another year out of the Uruguayan.

In his first full season he managed to find the net on 17 occasions in all competitions and he was part of the side that lifted the League Cup under Kenny Dalglish, as well as reaching the FA Cup final. By that time people had given him the tag of a scorer of great goals, rather than a great goalscorer.

The subsequent two seasons under the management of Brendan Rodgers would dispel that myth as he scored 30 in all competitions in 2012/13 - 23 in the League, and 31 in the following league season, where after missing the first five games of the campaign, he had hit 20 league goals by January 2014. That season, Liverpool would narrowly miss out on the league as Suarez picked up the Player of the Year gong. 

Following that, he would end up biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup while playing for Uruguay against Italy - only a few days after putting England out of the competition just a matter of weeks after knee surgery.

Then a £75 million move to Barcelona came calling, and since then he has formed a formidable attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Neymar. He played his part in winning the treble in 2015, including scoring the second goal of their 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final in Berlin. 

At international level, Suarez has helped Uruguay to the 2011 Copa America title.

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