Reds No.7 happy to follow in illustrious footsteps

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Luis Suarez is adamant he doesn't feel any added pressure wearing Liverpool's iconic No.7 shirt worn by previous Anfield idols.

In years gone by the likes of Kevin Keegan and Peter Beardsley have donned the famous Reds jersey, with arguably the most famous custodian coming in the form of current manager Kenny Dalglish.

But Suarez insists that history is no burden to him and that he remains fully focused on the job in hand – to do the very best that he can to improve both his, and Liverpool's future.

"When I got the number seven I was happy because I knew it was a historic number that various top players had worn throughout the club's history," he said in an interview with LFC weekly.

"But the number I've got on the back of my shirt is the last thing on my mind when I go out to play. I just go out to try and do my best and it certainly doesn't add any weight of expectation more than any other number would do for me."


Suarez was not drawn on comparisons between himself and Dalglish, saying that the number on his back is really where the similarities end.

But the 24-year-old South American starlet did take the opportunity to praise the Kop legend for the present job he is doing so successfully at Liverpool.

"He is a very experienced manager, but not only is he an experienced manager, he knows the club and he knows the quality and the type of player the club needs to achieve success," he continued.

"Not just myself but also the whole squad were really happy when he signed the contract to become our permanent manager. He's worked inside the club, knows how it works and I think that will help the club in the future as well."

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