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Luis Suarez: Liverpool's controversial superstar

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Suarez is ridden with controversy  (©GettyImages)
Suarez is ridden with controversy (©GettyImages).

Luis Suarez may not be everyone's cup of tea, in-fact there will be very few that actually like the Liverpool forward. 

However, with 21 goals in the league so far this season Suarez has proved to be a very important player for the Merseyside club and has become only the third Liverpool player to score 20 Premier League goals in one single season after Robbie Fowler and Fernando Torres.

The problem for the Liverpool goal machine is his controversial reputation he's earnt for diving, racism and cheating. This takes so much away from his reputation in the game. 

After an incident involving Patrice Evra during the 2011-12 season, Luis Suarez was found guilty of racial abuse and fined £40,000 with an 8 match ban and refused to shake Evra's hand next time they met in February of that season. 

In January of this year Suarez blatantly handled the ball which led to his scoring the decisive goal against Mansfield Town in the FA Cup. There have been several moments in Suarez' career where he has been accused of going down too easily or overreacting when involved in a challenge, most of the time it's blatantly obvious he's trying to cheat.

However, it's a real shame seeing this sort of behaviour from such a talent, having now scored over 50 goals for Liverpool and even managed to captain his club, Suarez just needs to learn to be a bit more disciplined. 

It's safe to say he is an all round player with a powerful shot, great aerial ability and brilliant technical ability who knows exactly where the goal is and has several times been referred to as world-class. 

I am in no way doubting his work ethics or world class ability, but once he gets his behaviour under control, then he will be compared to the likes of Wayne Rooney or Sergio Aguero.

 

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