Luis Suárez: Andy Carroll makes my job easier at Liverpool
Liverpool striker Luis Suárez insists that playing alongside Andy Carroll helps to bring the best out of him
Luis Suárez claims that playing alongside Liverpool striker Andy Carroll makes it easier for the Uruguayan international to unlock opposition defences.
The 25-year-old moved to Merseyside from Ajax in a £22.7m deal after an impressive four seasons at the Dutch club which saw him score 111 goals in 159 appearances.
Suárez has not fared so well in the Premier League, scoring a modest 18 goals since moving to Liverpool in January 2011.
But the Copa America winner insists that his strike partnership with Carroll is beginning to work well, with the two strikers scoring both the Reds’ goals in a 2-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup semi-final last Saturday.
“I think it’s great for us to have a player of his ability and style,” Suárez told Liverpool’s website.
“His height and his ability in the air and to bring the ball down makes it easy for us smaller forwards in the side to link up with him.
“You only have to be running alongside him and you find the ball at your feet.
“I think he’s showing that his technique on the ground has really come on and I think in the games where he has featured recently we are now seeing the Andy that we’ve all been wanting to see and he’s really contributing, which is important.”