In the season of autobiographies, it should not be a surprise that Luis Suarez has come out with one as well. The Uruguayan might be one of the best players in the world but his career has seen many ups and downs. Controversial moments have followed the current Barcelona forward in every country he has played in but this time the 29-year-old opened up about Daniel Sturridge at Old Trafford.
The Englishman was in the form of his life with Suarez as his strike partner as the Reds missed out on the Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers and there was one game that the Barcelona striker highlighted about.
In the book titled, Crossing The Line: My Story, Suarez claimed that Sturridge had actually dived to win a penalty at Old Trafford.
“I must admit, I never thought I would see three penalties given against Manchester United at Old Trafford,” Suarez wrote.
“I certainly didn’t think we would get the one given to Daniel Sturridge.”
Liverpool dominated the game
The Reds were incredible in that game as they ended up winning 3-0 thanks to a couple of Steven Gerrard penalties and a Suarez goal but the Englishman also missed a penalty, which would have completed his hat-trick.
“He threw himself down. But then it was such a good dive that even I thought it was a penalty.
“I saw it and thought: ‘Penalty’.
“But then I also saw how annoyed Nemanja Vidic was, which made me think that perhaps it wasn’t a foul.
“When I saw the replay, I realised that Daniel was about a metre away from Vidic.”
Even though the Reds won that game, they ultimately missed out on the title to Manchester City. That was the last season for the Uruguayan at Liverpool as he was sold to Barcelona in the summer and he has been making a big impact for the Catalan club.
While Suarez has been doing incredibly for the La Liga side, Sturridge has lost his place in the Liverpool XI and is behind Roberto Firmino and even Divock Origi in the pecking order. The Englishman might be the best finisher in the team but he isn’t fitting into their playing style.
Suarez still had a bit of a cheeky go at Sturridge as he also wrote in his book that the Englishman received less boos than Suarez would, had he done the same thing.
“I said to Daniel later, ‘Can you imagine what would have happened if that had been me?’
“He said, ‘I felt him touch me’, and started laughing.”