Former Liverpool striker Luis Garcia believes the club should move to recruit Mario Suarez from Atletico Madrid this summer, with the midfielder ‘perfect’ for the rigours of Premier League football.
Suarez has only just returned to action after missing 18 games with a knee injury, and is likely to play a prominent role in any success achieved by Diego Simeone’s side this season having been a frequent fixture in the early part of the season.
The 26-year-old is well regarded at the Vicente Calderon and clearly has a fan in Garcia, himself a former Atletico player, and the Liverpool favourite has urged Brendan Rodgers to bring his compatriot to Anfield.
"Mario Suárez. I love him,” Garcia told the IBTimes when asked which player Liverpool should pursue.
"He has just returned to action after an injury but he is great. For me he would be ideal for Liverpool. He's a midfielder with great physical presence but as well he has a technique that would suit Liverpool ideally.
"He would be perfect for the Premier League because as well as being strong he has that touch of quality that makes the difference."
Suarez, a holding midfielder, is steadily being integrated back into the Atletico side by Simeone, with the Spain international making two substitute appearances in the recent encounters with Real Socieded and Almeria.
He failed to feature in the Copa del Rey defeat against Real Madrid on Tuesday but is in contention to feature when Atleti host Valladolid this weekend.