Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lucas hails ´world class´ Suarez

SoccerNews in English Premier League 30 Sep 2013

3 Views

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has labelled Luis Suarez “world class” and believes the forward will be crucial for the club this season.

The Uruguay international featured in his first Premier League match since April on Sunday after serving a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, marking his return in style with a brace in Liverpool’s 3-1 triumph over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

And Lucas stressed that the 26-year-old will be vital for the Anfield outfit as they look to challenge for silverware in 2013-14.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “He is showing again just how good he is.

“He is a world-class player and it is so important to have players like that if you want to fight for good things this season.

“Hopefully he will have another fantastic season for us like he did last year.”

The former Ajax forward was heavily linked with a move away from Liverpool in the close-season, with Premier League rivals Arsenal having two bids rejected.

But Lucas feel Suarez’s display at Sunderland confirms his loyalty to Liverpool.

He added: “Luis showed with his performance that he is really committed to the team and to the club. He just wants to help us, and we will try to help him too.”

Daniel Sturridge took his tally in the Premier League this season to five goals in six games when he opened the scoring on Sunday.

And Lucas is excited by the blossoming partnership between the England international and Suarez.

“When Dan (Sturridge) arrived here, within a few months Luis got the ban so they didn’t have much chance to play many games together,” he continued.

“But you could see (at Sunderland) how well they linked up. The understanding between them is really good and it will only get better.

“It will improve over the course of the season and hopefully they will keep helping us with goals and assists.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top