Liverpool Team of the Decade: Suarez in but Gerrard and Coutinho miss out

You’ll have noticed a theme with this team so far, right? They all won the Champions League with Liverpool.

Suarez didn’t. In fact, he only won the League Cup.

But in terms of performance level, the Uruguayan may just be the best of the lot. His time at Anfield was brief, too brief, but what memories he left. 

He has been the only soccer professional to reach 30 goals in all competitions in two successive years during the decade, and the one, more than any other, who was capable of making fans gasp in astonishment. 

The 2013-14 season, his last at the club, stands out. Suarez dragged an average Liverpool side to within a whisker of the Premier League title. He scored 31 times in 33 games, forming a deadly double act with Daniel Sturridge.

Steven Gerrard ranks him as the best he’s ever played with, and that says everything.

Not the most successful soccer professional in Reds history, but certainly one of the most talented. And one of the few who, in his prime, could improve this current team.



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