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Carragher: Suarez can be Kop legend

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Luis Suarez has already shown the potential to become a modern day Anfield legend.

The 26-year-old Uruguayan international produced another stellar performance in Monday night's Barclays Premier League encounter, helping Liverpool to an emphatic 5-2 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Suarez completed the rout with a well-taken finish in the closing stages of the game, to score a goal that his performance duly deserved, and further added to his growing reputation.

"He looks a really top player, he plays for the team. It shows he's adaptable and versatile, he can do different jobs for the teams," said Carragher.

"I hope I'm not getting too carried away here but I think the performances that he's showed have proved he's going to be a real player for Liverpool, not just between now and the end of season but for years to come."


Carragher notched his 666th Liverpool cap on Monday night, to move him second in the club's all-time appearance list ahead of Emlyn Hughes and Ray Clemence, and behind Kop legend Ian Callaghan.

"If he [Suarez] keeps playing like that I think he'll be a bigger legend than I'll ever be," Carragher concluded.

Academy graduate Jay Spearing who is enjoying a run in the first team, added to the superlatives thrown Suarez's way.

"Luis has shown what he's all about with the work ethic he puts in for the team and it's great to see. Not only is he scoring goals, but he's creating them as well.

"We see what he can do every day in training and he's a pain to come up against. He takes that on to the pitch and causes mayhem for defenders.

"If he keeps doing that for the rest of this season and into next, we'll be looking good. His partnership with Andy Carroll is going to be very dangerous."

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