HESKEY: COUTINHO SHOULD FOLLOW LUIS SUAREZ MODEL

Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey advises that unsettled playmaker Philippe Coutinho follow the Luis Suarez model if he wants to exit Anfield.


The Brazil international wanted to force a move away from Anfield this summer as his dream club Barcelona were seeking to reinforce.

Andres Iniesta was yet to agree a new deal and he was aging fast. Neymar’s transfer meant the team needed to return to team football with a new manager in place. Luis Enrique worked with the trident –Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. However in the absence of one and with the team lacking motivation to continue, the plan was change the style of play.

Coutinho is a gifted footballer in the middle and plays dominant attacking football that would fit Barca very well. He has also dreamt of playing at theNou Camp so it was a very convenient move. Had it happened earlier and he able to convince Coach Jurgen Klopp to sanction his transfer, it could have worked out very well.

Liverpool have been building a steady profile under Klopp and finances were pretty settled with the backing of owners Fenway Sports Group. With Barca racing to complete the deal and Liverpool not obligated to sell as the player signed a new deal this year, there was a stalemate. Read more »

Suarez on Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes that Liverpool is a team that should always be playing in the Champions League.


The Barcelona striker said that Liverpool is a massive club and has a great fan base and that it is necessary for a team of this stature to be participating in the Champions League.

Luis Suarez believes that they have a great manager in Jurgen Klopp and that he has made a great job in getting Liverpool back in the Champions League. The former striker said that it is never easy for a manager to take charge of a new club and that it is normal that he needed some time in order to find his best team.

He said that he has had an excellent season for this first year in charge and that there is no doubt that the team will become better.

Luis Suarez said that Klopp has reached his objectives of getting Liverpool back in the Champions League and that now he will be hoping of challenging for the Premier League title. Read more »

COSTA GETS ONE OVER SUAREZ

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reached 50 Premier League goals faster than former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez – Barcelona’s current striker who Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal reportedly teased for losing to Juventus when both sides met at the El Clasico recently.


Chelsea saw off Southampton 4-2 at home on Tuesday. Diego Costa grabbed a brace in the game and also made a goalscoring record.

Costa is the eighth quickest player to break through the 50-goal mark in Premier League history. He does this a game fewer than Suarez. However, United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy, City star Sergio Aguero and Arsenal ex top goal poacher Thierry Henry did it in fewer games.

Andy Cole reached the milestone the quickest in 65 games. Magpies legend Alan Shearer did it a game more than Cole but it took Nistelrooy 68 matches. Liverpool former striker Fernando Torres made a feat when he reached the 50-goal mark in 72 games following his transfer from La Liga side Atletico Madrid. Read more »

SUAREZ BREAKS RECORD WITH BARCELONA SURPRISE LOSS

Barcelona were shocked by their 2-1 loss to Deportivo during their trip to Estadio Riazor.

Luis Suarez had set-up the La Liga defending champions for a victory when he netted first but goals from Joselu and Alex Bergantinos ensured Barca got their third loss of the season.

The result ends the seven-game winning run of Barcelona in the league. It is surprising, considering that the team just produced the greatest comeback ever in the continent in the return leg against PSG.

Aside the painful loss for the club, Suarez would be hurt to see one of his stellar records gone. Before the game, the Uruguay international won every game that he scored in. It was one of the most astonishing records for Suarez since his 2013 move to Camp Nou. Read more »

NEYMAR WANTS MARCELO IN BARCELONA

Brazilian star Neymar has named Marcelo as the only Real Madrid player he wants to join Catalan giant Barcelona.


The gold Olympic medallist was interviewed by CNN where he was asked which Madrid star he would like to play in Nou Camp. Cristiano Ronaldo would be an easy guess on the lips of many, considering his Euro 2016 title win and fourth Ballon d’Or win but surely personal grouse would never let that happen. The 24-year old opted for his compatriot Marcelo.

The left back has been with Santiago Bernabeu for years now. Both stars play for Brazil and are friends.

“To play with me at Barcelona? I would pick Marcelo. Because he’s my friend,” Neymar responded.

When asked to reconsider, he insisted: “No, I’d pick Marcelo.”

Despite the personal issues, the Brazilian praised the trio of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema at Real. Read more »

BOOKIES FAVOUR SUAREZ’ MOVE TO UNITED

Manchester United are seen as the favourites to sign Luis Suarez if the former Liverpool player were to return to England, according to the bookies.


The Barcelona star is comfortable in Spain after moving there for £75 million in 2014 from Liverpool. However, the bookies in a shocking revelation claim he would join the struggling United side ahead of other options if he were to consider a return to the English Premier League.

Suarez has lifted the UEFA Champions League title and two La Liga titles since his move to Spain. He has earned a total of eight honours since moving to the Nou Camp two years ago. Due to the frustrations in the front attack line at Old Trafford, Don Balon sensationally reported that the Red Devils management were considering splashing as much as £135 million to lure the 29-year old prolific striker back to England.

Bookies Ladbrokes also claimed that United had a 4/1 chance of signing the player. Of four games in October United struggled to get just one goal. This might force Jose Mourinho to look for a striker that can surely end their woes upfront. Suarez is one of the few players in the world that will definitely make a difference, hence the link. Surely, it might not be an offer the Uruguayan would be willing to consider at this stage of his career. Read more »