Jamie Carragher says Luis Suarez is a Liverpool great

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Ex Liverpool legend and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is in the top five all time Liverpool greats.

The controversial striker enjoyed a four year spell at the Merseyside club, albeit if he was portrayed in a negative light due to his actions for most of his time there by the British media.

Following the biting incident in the match against Italy in the World Cup, where Suarez decided to assault Italian centre half Giorgio Chiellini, the forward signed for Spanish giants Barcelona for a club record £75 million.

Huge Loss

Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Carragher said: "You can see how much of a loss he is to Liverpool now.

"People outside of the club will always cite the bad incidents but ask the supporters and those involved at Liverpool and they remember Luis Suarez for what he did with a football.

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"He is simply one of the greatest players who ever played for the club, if you talk about all-time greats he has to be in the top five. His performances were just that good last year"

The Uruguayan star scored 82 times for the Reds in 133 appearances, however only managed to help them achieve one piece of silverware - that being the League Cup in the 2011/12 season.

Suarez was key 

Liverpool narrowly missed out on the Premier League title last season after looking firm favourites to win it with five games remaining.

Of course Suarez, who was banned for the first ten Premier League fixtures on the back of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, was instrumental in the Reds season. The former Ajax striker scored 30 goals in all appearances and became a real Anfield fan favourite.

Carragher added: "Luis came in and just took our breath away on the training pitch. You could see we had a top, top talent and that talent reached a pinnacle for Liverpool at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014.

“He was unplayable at times, he was perfect. He didn’t score the incredible goals he got against other teams but this was a tough place for him to go.”

The Reds, have struggled massively in the league this season without Suarez and currently find themselves swaying between the bottom and top half of the table.

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