‘Liverpool’s Luis Suárez thinks football pitch is a swimming pool’

Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly hits out at Luis Suarez over the Liverpool striker's diving sioce move to England

Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez scored twice at Goodison Park last season Photo: Twitter/Luis Suárez

Marcel Desailly has hit out at Luis Suarez, claiming the Liverpool striker thinks the football pitch is a “swimming pool”.

The Reds striker was regularly criticised for simulation during his first two-and-a-half seasons at Liverpool following a £22.75m switch from Ajax in January 2011.

The Uruguay international openly admitted to diving in an interview last January in response Stoke City boss Tony Pulis’ criticism of the South American following his attempts to win a penalty in a goalless draw at Anfield.

And former Chelsea defender Desailly earmarked Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer as the most fearsome striker that he faced during his career, praising the Magpies man for his lack of theatrics.

“I have a lot of respect for retired England striker Shearer,” Desailly told Goal. “He is the forward I dreaded to meet during my spell in the Premier League.

“Shearer was always ready for the occasion and would fight for anything and everything. He was never into theatrics like Suarez. Suarez always thinks the football pitch is a swimming pool.”

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