Liverpool’s Luis Suarez a ‘little surprised’ to be handed captaincy

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez admits he was a "little surprised" to be handed the Reds captaincy at Spurs

Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez has scored 17 league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Luis Suarez admits he was a “little surprised” to be handed the Liverpool captaincy for their 5-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Uruguay international scored twice against Spurs as the 26-year-old skippered the Reds in the absence of talismanic midfielder Steven Gerrard.

If we stay together the team is the captain. That is more important

Luis Suarez

“It was a little surprising because we have a lot of players on a high level who have played here for many years,” Suarez is quoted as saying by Liverpool’s website.

“But we only have one captain – Steven Gerrard. I took the armband, but if we stay together the team is the captain. That is more important.

“After the game, we saw the final result – 5-0 against Tottenham away – was incredible for us.”

Meanwhile, Suarez feels it is too early to talk about a potential title bid ahead of clashes against Chelsea and Manchester City.

“I think it’s too early to speak about that,” Suarez added.

“If we continue this level for the next two or three weeks, we can win the league or finish in the top four.

“But it’s important that we concentrate, we have forgotten the game against Tottenham. It was very important, but we are concentrating for the next game.

“After Cardiff, we have two big games and we can see where Liverpool could finish.”

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