Jamie Carragher: Luis Suarez can be a star at Barcelona
Jamie Carragher says Luis Suárez can be a big hit at Barcelona next season following his move from Liverpool
Jamie Carragher says Luis Suarez can be a big hit at Barcelona next season.
The Uruguay international is set to sign a five-year contract with the Spanish club next week after Liverpool agreed to sell the forward for a fee of around £75m.
PFA player of the year Suarez scored 31 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season as they finished second in the Premier League.
Carragher believes that the 27-year-old has the potential to be a star for the Catalan side but is intrigued to see how the striker will fit in at Camp Nou.
“Clearly, Luis can be a star for Barcelona,” Carragher wrote in a column for the Daily Mail.
“He has the ability to play with any player and thrive for any club but it is not a given, by any means, that he will simply turn up in Catalonia and replicate what he was doing for Liverpool.
“For all that we admire Barcelona, for all that we have marvelled at how tiki-taka has changed our perceptions of how the game should be played, they are not an easy team to play for — you don’t just pull on that distinctive jersey and join in the fun, particularly if you are a striker.
“So where will Luis fit in? A front three of Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar sounds like it has come straight from the computer game Football Manager but it will be fascinating to see how Luis Enrique, the new man in charge at Camp Nou, juggles the demands when Luis is available.”