It's official: Luis Suarez has returned to Liverpool...but he probably won't be staying for too long.
The enigmatic Uruguayan striker, who left Anfield behind in the summer of 2014 for an astronomical fee, has returned to the club's training base in Melwood today.
Reds defender Mamadou Sakho was the man to break the news as he took it upon himself to release a video on Twitter of Suarez alongside him on Merseyside.
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As you can see in the video below, Sakho introduced the Liverpool striker in style...
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter with many asking Sakho to keep hold of the club's former hero.
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With the Catalans not in action until Saturday - they play Getafe in La Liga - it appears that Suarez has opted to return to England for a short break.
The revered forward certainly deserves some time off; he has established himself as arguably the world's best striker over the course of the last year.
His statistics certainly back up the notion that he is out on his own right now. With 26 goals in 27 games in La Liga, Suarez has been a key component to the club's recent success.
As it stands, Luis Enrique's side have a great chance of emulating last season's remarkable feat. In 2014/15, the club won absolutely everything and they could be about to create even more history over the coming months.
The form of Suarez will be crucial as the club go in search of retaining their status as the best team in Europe.
Emulating Suarez at Liverpool
Liverpool, on the other hand, are still longing for a player like Suarez. With the club currently sitting in seventh place in England's elite division, they are a long way off their former selves.
But, according to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, Liverpool may have already found the next Suarez. Indeed, Henry recently hailed Roberto Firmino, tipping him to emulate the Barcelona star at Anfield.
Speaking on Sky Sports after Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace this past weekend, Henry stated: “I will give him the benefit of the doubt because he has just arrived and he needs to settle. Things changed during the season and it isn’t always easy. He is starting to show some signs that he can be that guy.
“Is he Luis Suarez? At the moment he isn’t Suarez. But he might be in the future. Is he the guy who is going to make Liverpool win a title? I don’t know. He is doing extremely well. If he can build a partnership with [Philippe] Coutinho, who knows?”
Liverpool fans: can Firmino really emulate Suarez at your club? Have your say below!
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