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06th Dec 2013

Snickers Workwear ‘Hero of the Week’: Luis Suarez

This week the Uruguayan produced a display of goalscoring ability the likes of which has never been seen before


This week the Uruguayan produced a display of goalscoring ability the likes of which has never been seen before

Liverpool fans might have been thinking that this season they wouldn’t see the best from their South American striker after a summer of agitating for a move, but he has been in typically excellent form since his return from his ban earlier this season. We’re confident in saying that this week he put in a performance in front of a home crowd at Anfield which is almost certain to never be repeated.

His tally of four goals from the mid-week clash with Norwich was four, a simply superb individual performance that left his manager as shell shocked at what he saw as it seemed to do to the Uruguayan himself, who also appeared to be flummoxed at how he managed to score his third of the evening with some scintillating skill.

His first goal was a w¨u;nderstrike which was an unbelievable effort that would be hard to repeat if he tried it again, but it whipped and dipped at an unbelievable rate, leaving Ruddy with no chance. While his second one came with a bit less fanfare, it still showed the mark of a world-class striker to react quicker than the defenders, shape his body and show the flexibility to get his toe up and poke it home.

Liverpool v Norwich City - Premier League

Perhaps the best of the lot was his third though, something that even gave the striker himself cause to wonder at his own ability to produce moments of magic. He controlled a high ball on his chest, flicked it wondrously past and over Leroy Fer, threw in a wiggle of the hips and then powered home a half volley that, once again, meant that John Ruddy was relegated to the role of spectator. After the match, he had the look of a broken man about him.

Liverpool v Norwich City - Premier League

Of course, he also conceded a fourth to Suarez from a free kick, which on any normal evening would have been a fantastic goal, but not on Wednesday evening. There was something special in the air at Anfield, and although the opposition might not have been of the highest standard, you could have stuck anyone in goal and he still would have had at least a hat-trick.

Worryingly for Liverpool fans, this type of display might get him quite a bit of interest from other clubs, and right before the January transfer window too, but if they can hang on to him and he produces form like this on a semi-regular basis, then they may well end up in those coveted Champions League spots, and he might decide he wants to stay, who knows?

He was already, rightly, named man of the match but he was also an absolute shoo-in for the Snickers Workwear Hero of the Week this week.