Luis Suarez believes Lionel Messi will get back to his best sooner rather than later after his latest injury lay-off.

Messi scored two excellent goals last night, despite not looking at the races for much of the game, and Suarez feels sometimes he needs his Barcelona teammates to take the pressure off him.

"Now, in this delicate moment, his teammates have to give him a hand. He has done everything for the team for a long time, he gave a lot for the team and now he needs help," Suarez told a Catalan radio station, according to Sky Sports.

The Liverpool ace knows how it feels to be relied on to score the goals for your team, as well as provide for others. The Uruguayan has scored 23 of Liverpool's Premier League goals, alongside eight assists, having a hand in 31 of the Reds' 63 goals.

"Messi has recovered from several injuries and once you return, you need some time to return to what you were before," Suarez added. "In your head, you have the feeling that you can have a problem again, it's a little bit difficult, but I'm sure that little by little, Messi is going to again be the player everyone knows."

The Argentine scored two of Barcelona's four last night in their 4-1 away win at Sevilla, serving as a reminder that he is still the player he was before his injury. 

Messi has looked out of sorts since his return in mid-January, though seven goals and six assists in nine games would suggest differently, his all-round play has not been reminiscent of a four-time Ballon d'Or winner. 

The Barca number 10 again struggled at times last night, though that could have something to do with the waterlogged pitch and gale-force winds, but a superb half volley and a well-placed shot from the edge of the box helped Barcelona go back top of the table.


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