16 Minutes and Suarez Erases Torres
Liverpool's £23 Million signing started from the Bench while Kenny Dalglish's line-up had six players from Liverpool's usual back line, in what had everyone guessing if it was 5-3-2 or 4-1-3-2 or what it could be, on the pitch. The End result would be a 2-0 Liverpool victory that further puts a stamp on the new owners intent to take the club forward and win.
The moral of that story has to be, do not question the King, as he tailored a side to deal with Stoke to a T. The Big men took care of Stoke's John Carew, while the attacking minded defenders had the chance to take it to the flanks.
Suarez was cleared to play but it was uncertain whether or not he would see playing time. But knowing Kenny as a former attacking player, and with his boyish passion still apparent and intact, everyone expected he would give his newest attacker a run out. And run out he did.
Suarez took to the pitch with determination, and this weeks comments from his former Ajax boss claiming he was a, "Street fighter," were correct as the South American took the attack to Stoke. Two minutes in, and one of his runs was enough of a menace to assist in Abdoulaye Faye pulling a hamstring and requiring a sub.
His brilliance continued to shine as you could tell he was thirsting for the opportunity to strike. He even caught Reds defender Martin Skrtel off guard with a back heel that should have most likely been finished for a goal by an attacker had it fallen to them, but the Slovakian was unprepared for the layoff by his new team mate.Continued on the next page