Suarez’s adopted philosophy helped him settle

By Tariq Saleh

Luis Suarez has revealed how a philosophy he adopted in the early stages of his footballing career helped him settle into life in English football with ease.

Suarez took no time in making himself himself a fan favourite at Anfield with his energetic displays and flair. The Uruguayan scored four goals and laid on five goals for his team-mates in his thirteen appearances for the reds since arriving in January from Ajax. Suarez’s performances made the Liverpool fans immediately forget about the departure of former striker Fernando Torres.

His energy and determination to win every ball has really endeared him to the Liverpool fans and Suarez says that is one aspect of his game that will never change.

Speaking to the LFC Weekly magazine he said: ”Early on in my football career I learned that you never give up. You never give up on a ball as a lost cause, you fight for everything, you never drop your head for one minute and you keep trying until the last whistle.

“And if you know that skill-wise or technique-wise it’s not your day and things aren’t quite coming off for you, it just means that you try even harder, you close people down and you press and you get tackles in. I think it’s important to have that spirit and that never-say-die attitude.

“It’s good that from those early stages I have managed to create a good impression with the fans. I think that when you go to a new club everyone’s watching you and waiting, thinking: ‘He’s come here for all this money, what sort of impression is he going to make?’ That’s the kind of feeling I got when I came to the club for the first time.”