Monday, 7 March 2011

Uruguayan Style

Article first published as Uruguayan Style on Technorati.
Luis Suarez Played out of his Boots as the Uruguayan Produced a Masterclass Performance in Red.

by Rhydon Atzenhoffer
March 7, 2011

Suarez Geared up for Success
The Reds truly have found a new front man with creativity in their young South American starlet Luis Suarez. Many doubted that he would be able to stand up to the rigors of the English Premiership after his pure domination of the Dutch League, but he has already made his stamp on the Liverpool campaign this season.

His first appearance as a substitute against Stoke City in early February was marked with his first goal for the club in front of the Kop as, "El Pistolero," made his first creative mark in Red.

He continued to progress and work his way into the squad. He was not handed a spot in the side that defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but that decision was highly believed as a way to protect him during his training time as he learned his new teammates, his manager, and the teams philosophy.

Debut Delight against Stoke City

That decision to allow him to learn and grow into the squad his first weeks with the team has truly showed Kenny Dalglish's ability to nurture a young player. Suarez has proven to be nothing but an excellent creative spark for his new side. His first games in the starting eleven were frustrating but he has found his form.

His time taken to adjust can also be due to the fact that he hadn't been in a competitive match for nearly a month before moving to Merseyside. However, that all appears to be past memory now as he is swashbuckling his way in and out of defenses.

His daft ability to wriggle out of the tightest of spots has already showed its worth as a brilliant turn at West Ham last weekend allowed Glen Johnson to slot home the only Liverpool goal of the match.

Again this weekend against Manchester United his twisting and turning ability with the ball earned what looked like should have gone in for his second team goal when he got through three defenders and Edwin Van Der Sar in less than a quarter of the space in the 18-yard box. The goal however was powered in by Kuyt just to be safe, and even Kuyt wanted to let it go to Suarez but was afraid it would go wide.

Suarez Ran Riot on United

Again Suarez continued to have his stamp em-brazened on the game when Kuyt was allowed the third goal of his hat-trick thanks to the rebound off of what would surely have been a free-kick goal for Suarez against a lessor keeper than the aging Dutch legend of United.

The young South American continued to trouble United's defense until his substitution to a roaring crowd at the 89th minute. Liverpool have truly gotten themselves another hard working attacker that will put everything into his performance for the club, and the next years with him in attack will be exciting to watch.


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