Brendan Rodgers wasn’t lying when he said Luis Suarez is the best striker in the world.
The Celtic manager watched the Uruguayan dismantle his team at the Camp Nou with two late goals, rounding off a 7-0 win for Barcelona.
Suarez’s brace meant he has now been directly involved in 24 goals in 20 Champions League appearances for the Blaugrana.
Seventeen goals, seven assists. He really is incredible.
His first goal of the night came in the 75th minute, when he latched onto Neymar’s lofted pass with a neat control before swivelling and blasting the ball into the back of the net.
It all came in the blink of an eye. Celtic’s defence had already given up by the 75th minute but even if they were giving their all, they could have done nothing to stop Suarez.
Cavani had a similar chance...
To prove just how clinical the former Liverpool man is in front of goal, just check out how Edinson Cavani reacted when he was in a similar position against Arsenal.
Cavani is held up as among the 10 best strikers in Europe, yet he completely fluffed his lines.
Rodgers coached Suarez during his time at Anfield but the 29-year-old is an even better player now than he was when he nearly inspired Liverpool to a Premier League title.
"I had the pleasure of working with him for two years and he was incredible and as a footballer, he is the best in the world,” Rodgers said this week, per Sky Sports.
"The biggest compliment you can give Luis is that he came to an already world-class team and he made them even better."
The nightmare is over for Celtic. Until November 23, when they take on Suarez and Barcelona again.
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