London: Few players have undergone the transformation from sinner to saint that Luis Suarez is experiencing this season and the prolific Uruguay striker is now dreaming of winning the Premier League with Liverpool.
Liverpool went to the top of the table by beating Cardiff City 3-1 last Saturday, with Suarez scoring twice to take his season’s tally to 19 goals from 12 league matches ahead of the busy Christmas holiday programme, which offers no let-up in the title race.
The Anfield club will visit fellow contenders Manchester City on Thursday before travelling to Chelsea on Sunday.
Suarez, who missed the opening five matches of the season following a ban imposed last season for biting an opponent but signed a new four-year contract last week, is a man reborn. “It is my dream. I hope to win the league and a big trophy for Liverpool,” he was quoted as saying on the club website.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the Reds are now in a far greater position to attract quality players to Anfield thanks to Suarez. Reiterating that Suarez’s irresistible form was pivotal in leading Liverpool to victory over Cardiff, Rodgers believes that his presence is not only paying dividends on the field, but could also be a massive plus in the January transfer window.
Apart from scoring twice, the Uruguayan maestro teed up Raheem Sterling for the other, just 24 hours after penning a new long-term contract with the club. “Good players want to play with good ones,” he said.
“When you've got a world-class player like Suarez, and we’ve got a number of other young players improving, our selling point is the team and the philosophy.
“Our success here will be based around the team and how we work.
“Certainly, when you’ve got players of that esteem — Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, that ilk — top players would always like to play with them.”