It’s rare that the scorer of a hat-trick is overshadowed by a teammate, yet such was Luis Suarez’s impact during Sunday’s match with Manchester United that he was unanimously considered to be Liverpool’s star man rather than Dirk Kuyt.
For his part, Suarez insists that his performance against the Red Devils was just a taster of things to come – great news indeed for the Anfield faithful already impressed with the Uruguayan.
“I think it will take some time before the fans see the best of me,” Suarez told the Daily Telegraph. “That is what I am working towards every day, doing my best for the fans.” That is an ominous promise indeed for Premier League defences.
Dalglish wants consistency.
If Liverpool are to challenge at the top end of the Premier League table in future, more of what was produced against Manchester United on Sunday is required, and on a consistent basis, Kenny Dalglish has warned his Liverpool team. The message is clear: under Dalglish, the Merseysiders will not be allowed to rest on their laurels. Constant improvement is required.
“It’s three points but it is not the end of the season for us just because we have had a fantastic result against a team that is leading the table,” he told sSkysports.com. “If we play like that against any team we would be happy with the performance, and it shows you what the players can do and want to do.” The message is simple: more of the same please.
Carroll eager for more.
Andy Carroll will doubtless remember his Liverpool debut forever more, coming as it did ion a wonderful victory over Manchester United.
Carroll himself was close to helping himself to a debut goal with his first touch, powerfully sending a header towards goal, only for it to be saved by Edwin van der Sar.
The former Newcastle man was delighted with his debut. “It was great to get out there and the result was even better,” he admitted to Skysports.com. “I was on the bench and itching to get on right from the kick off really, but I’ve started now and can’t wait for the next game.” Premier League defences have been warned.