Jose Enrique’s Admiration for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez: A Unique Talent
Jose Enrique, former Liverpool defender, had the extraordinary experience of sharing the pitch with Luis Suarez for over three seasons. His time with Suarez left a lasting impression, as Enrique regards the Uruguayan striker as an incomparable talent in football history.
Unparalleled Skill and Impact
During their time together at Liverpool, Enrique witnessed first-hand the exceptional abilities of Suarez. With a transfer to Barcelona for a staggering £65 million in 2014, Suarez’s departure was a significant moment for Liverpool, occurring shortly after their narrow miss of the Premier League title in the 2013/14 season. This season, with just three games remaining, Liverpool was at the top of the table, a testament to Suarez’s influence on the team.
Enrique claims: ”I think what Luis could do, I’ve never seen anyone do what he did in a Liverpool shirt. I know Gerrard was world-class but I didn’t play with him in his prime. In the 13/14 season, I have never seen a player [like that], not just the numbers even though they were crazy, it was just how superior he was to every single person on the pitch.”
Suarez’s 2013/14 Campaign: A Season to Remember
In what is often hailed as one of the most remarkable individual performances in Premier League history, Suarez, at the age of 36, scored 31 goals and made 17 assists in just 33 games. This feat was all the more impressive considering his absence from the first five games of the season. Enrique, although limited to eight appearances due to knee issues, had a front-row seat to Suarez’s brilliance during this time.
Enrique’s Perspective on Suarez’s Legacy
In an exclusive interaction with Daily Star Sport, facilitated by Grosvenor Sport, Enrique, aged 37, shared his insights on Suarez’s impact at Liverpool. “I think what Luis could do, I’ve never seen anyone do what he did in a Liverpool shirt,” Enrique remarked. He acknowledged Steven Gerrard’s world-class status but emphasised that his experience with Suarez during the 2013/14 season was unparalleled. According to Enrique, it wasn’t just Suarez’s impressive statistics that set him apart; it was his sheer dominance on the pitch that made him stand out.