LUIS SUAREZ has many opposition defences “scared” – but the on-going debate over his disciplinary record has made some teams forget about his talent.
That is according to Liverpool’s Spanish defender Jose Enrique.
Uruguayan striker Suarez was in magical form on Sunday afternoon, scoring Liverpool’s equaliser against Newcastle United and terrorising Alan Pardew’s back four all game.
The 25-year-old now has 10 goals in 15 appearances for the Reds this season with the next highest scorer, Steven Gerrard, on three.
Enrique says all the talk about whether Suarez is guilty of simulation or not has distracted many sides from the fact that the former Ajax man is proving to be one of the world’s best forwards.
“I think with all the other things that are being said about Luis, people forget just how good a player he is,” said Enrique.
“There are different types of strikers in the world, but Luis is the kind of player who can create his own chances.”
Enrique has added to the list of tributes for Suarez’s work-rate and tenacity.
He says Liverpool’s top scorer refuses to give up even when things are going against him.
“It won’t always come off for him, but he will try things a thousand times in every game,” added Enrique.
“People try to make Luis struggle because he is an important player for us and some of the opposing teams are scared of him.”