Liverpool’s golden signing Luis Suarez has revealed he was a little surprised when faced with the prospect of playing with ex Newcastle striker Andy Carroll at Liverpool.
“Yes, it's true I expected to play with Fernando [Torres],” Suarez told Goal.com. “Fernando is a very good player. He's got great quality and it would have been nice to play with him.
“It's a shame that he's gone as he is an excellent player and has great qualities. But at the same time there are many other great players at Liverpool.
“When one top player goes, perhaps another great player comes in.”
Carroll and Torres both moved clubs at the last minute of the January transfer window – Torres from Liverpool to Chelsea for £50 million, and Carroll from Newcastle to Liverpool for £35 million.
While Torres is a well established player with international experience, a World Cup medal in his cabinet, and three clubs to his name, 22 year old Carroll has just made his first move. Torres has high expectations at Chelsea, and Carroll is seen as a player full of brilliant potential at Liverpool.
"Carroll and Torres are very different players. Andy has had an injury and he's just starting to come back into the game. They have different qualities and ways of playing the game, so you can't really make comparisons,” Suarez said.
"They have different styles - one might be better at one thing and the other better at something else.
There’s no doubt that Suarez is looking forward to Carroll partnering him on the field up front.
“Andy is a big, strong player with many qualities and it will be exciting to play with him."
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