I LOVE Luis Suarez and he’s absolutely phenomenal but it’s too early to be talking about him as a Liverpool legend.
Suarez walked away with the man of the match award again on Saturday and rightly so because he was outstanding against Wolves.
With the way he’s playing at the moment he’s right up there with the best players we have had.
He has the potential to be classed alongside the great No.7s like Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan but it’s still early days. Suarez has only played 21 games for the club and he needs to keep producing the goods over an extended period.
If Suarez stays at Anfield for the length of his contract I’ve got no doubts that he will be viewed as a legend.
I say if because part of me does worry about Barcelona or Real Madrid knocking on the door and offering ridiculous money for him.
After what happened with the other fella in January I think we’ll always be wary about what might happen.
We have to build around Suarez and we need to ensure we satisfy his ambition. Qualifying for the Champions League this season and challenging for trophies should help achieve that.
Suarez took his goal against Wolves brilliantly. He gets into such good areas and creates chances every game.
He was our best player by a mile but there’s still room for improvement. So far he’s been a scorer of great goals for Liverpool but hopefully he’ll become a great goal scorer for us.
He hasn’t been as prolific as he was at Ajax and has missed a fair few in recent weeks but I’m sure one of these days his finishing will really click and he’ll get a hat-trick.
A lot was made about his reaction after being substituted on Saturday but I didn’t have a problem with it. He showed his passion and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Kenny used to regularly bring me off with 10 or 15 minutes to go and I would be fuming about it. Too many players these days seem happy to sit on the bench and leave it to someone else. Suarez wants to play 90 minutes every game and his attitude is refreshing.
On Saturday Suarez will get his first taste of playing in a Merseyside derby. It will be the first time Everton have had to deal with him and I’m sure they will be wary.
Suarez is a nightmare for defenders and it’s amazing some of the areas he gets out of. He always works his socks off and I’m sure he will revel playing in the derby atmosphere.
It goes without saying that it will be a difficult game at Goodison. But we’re going there with a much better squad than we had last October when they turned us over. That was an embarrassing performance which won’t happen again under Kenny Dalglish and with the group of players we’ve got now.
I was in Portugal for that game and when I heard Roy Hodgson say it was our best performance of the season I had to go to bed. It was a laughable statement. This time we will be better prepared and make it a lot harder for Everton.
The Blues were unfortunate to lose at Man City on Saturday and David Moyes will have them well-organised.
They will roll their sleeves up and dig in for their manager and for each other. To beat Everton, first and foremost you have to match them for fighting spirit. If we do that and are clinical in front of goal we can win the game.