Suarez is a "dirty street rat," says Oldham boss

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson says Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is "like a dirty street rat" - but insists the remark was meant as a compliment.

Speaking ahead of the Latics' trip to Anfield in the FA Cup Third Round this afternoon, Johnson said: "He's like a dirty street rat, and I mean that in the best possible way

"He's sharp and horrible - all that is in admiration for him, because he's a winner. He has that desire to be better today than he was yesterday."

The Oldham boss also recalled when he first saw the striker in action - in a pre-season friendly when he was playing for Bristol City against Suarez's former club Ajax.

"I played against Suarez for Bristol City and I failed miserably - he scored. I remember asking, 'Who was that lad up front?' He wasn't well known then. I was like, 'Who on Earth is that?' I was meant to stop the ball up to him but you just can't. Sometimes players are just too good," he said.

"Having a world class player like him play against Oldham, is the equivalent of me playing in a fans' game. Someone can say, 'Mark him,' but if I move one way, I've got a yard."

The Uruguayan has been in blistering form so far this campaign, notching 20 goals in just 15 Premier League games and has been likened to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after his recent string of impressive performances.

Few would back against Suarez scoring again when Oldham visit Anfield, and Liverpool will be out for revenge after the Latics dumped them out of last season's competition at the fourth round stage.

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