A top footballer, but not the most professional or the most gentlemanly to have walked the pitch, Luis Suarez is one of the finest strikers of the modern generation. His controversies will always be more famous than his achievements, be it the Patrice Evra racism issue or the Chellini shoulder bite saga.
Suarez is a lethal finisher, an adept dribbler and is part of a Barcelona team that seems to be getting better by the day. He’s had a colorful career from Ajax to Liverpool to Barcelona, and we take a look at the Top 5 goals he’s scored for the teams he represented.
5. Liverpool FC v Newcastle United, 2012-13 Barclays Premier League
Suarez was no short of legendary status under Rafa Benitez at Liverpool and the Uruguayian repaid the faith showed in him by his manager and teammates by rounding off a brilliant counter attack against Newcastle at Anfield.
Receiving an arial ball inside the opposition penalty area, Suarez controlled it magnificently, dribbled past the goalkeeper and finished with his right. The goal is still one of the best Liverpool goals on the counter.
4. Real Madrid v FC Barcelona, 2014-15 La Liga
Suarez has never been the one to shy away from responsibility, so when the opportunity came for the South American talisman to shine in the absence of Messi – in a big game like the El Classico, he stood up and delivered for Barca. Part of a brilliant tactical plan masterminded by Luis Enrique, Suarez proved his value to FC Barcelona as he scored twice, the first one of them the pick of the night.
3. FC Barcelona v Arsenal, 2016-17 UEFA Champions League
With the Champions League tie locked at 1-1 at Camp Nou, Luis Suarez clearly proved to be the difference between the two sides with an astonishing volley that flew into the top corner.
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Unmarked at the far post, Suarez made the most of a Dani Alves cross to volley home from inside the box.
2. FC Barcelona v Getafe, 2018-19 La Liga
The most recent of the lot, Suarez’s strike from inside the box from a Lionel Messi cross from the right stands out for his anticipation and ability to find space inside the box. A lethal striker on any given day, Suarez is a master of volleys and overheads and this one ranks right up there with the best. The Camp Nou was treated to an extreme delight thanks to the Suarez goal in the 25th minute.
1. Liverpool FC v Norwich City, 2012-13 Barclays Premier League
A stunning volley from 40 yards sums up this list as Luis Suarez stunned and made the Anfield faithful go crazy when he took on a loose ball on the up and smashed home from an stunningly long range.
Suarez has scored multiple volleys in his career, including the magical one for Ajax, but this one stands out for its sheer power and precision as he left goalie Ruddy bemused in goal.