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Darren Bent names ex-Liverpool man Luis Suarez as the Premier League's all-time diver

Luis Suarez (L) of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Carlos Clerc of Levante UD during the Liga match between Levante UD  and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia on November 2, 2019...

Luis Suarez represented Liverpool for a three-year period before making a switch to Barcelona in 2014.

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona is challenged by Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool as he takes a shot during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at...

Darren Bent has labelled the once-popular Liverpool figure Luis Suarez as the Premier League's all-time diver, as he also stated that the Uruguay ace used to 'infuriate' him.  

Suarez spent three seasons at Liverpool, and during his time in England, he made himself heard by scoring spectacular goals, but he was also never far away from controversy. 

The now Barcelona player, who scored 82 goals during his time at the club, left Anfield in 2014 when the Spanish giants paid £75 million for his services [BBC Sport]

 

Speaking to Drive on TalkSport (05/11/19 at 5:45 pm), Bent named his Premier League's all-time diver, as he explained why Suarez is right at the top of his list. 

"My all-time Premier League diver is Luis Suarez," Bent told TalkSport. "He used to infuriate me sometimes because he used to just win free-kicks for fun. 

"Listen, he was a clever footballer, with really good feet, but he just had a knack of, as soon as he would go down, not only would he go down, he would go down in pain. Like 'oh, my god he needs stretching off' then he'd get back up again. He has to go down as my number one diver."

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, northwest...

Suarez came pretty close to helping Liverpool win the Premier League title when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of the Merseyside club. 

Since then, a lot has happened, as Jurgen Klopp is now the man hoping to end Liverpool's trophy drought of being champions of England once again. 

They are sitting top of the Premier League table, and at the weekend, second-placed Manchester City will be looking to cut their six-point gap at the top of the table. 

Jurgen Klopp the head coach

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