Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will light up the Premier League next season – and also says his star man can win the Copa America. The skilful forward’s brace against Peru in the semi-final set up an intriguing game against Paraguay which takes place on Sunday. Dalglish is hoping that Suarez, who is joint top scorer in the tournament with three goals, will come back to Anfield as a winner.
Suarez enjoyed a fabulous few months in the top-flight last season and some of his majestic performances have left supporters hungry for more in the coming campaign. His superb club form has continued on to the international stage and Reds’ fans would be more than happy to see their hero taste success with Uruguay, if it means he is ‘buzzing’ for the start of the 2011-2012 campaign.
Dalglish said: “We’re
“We’re looking forward to him winning the final and then coming back to us. Hopefully he will be back with a winners’ medal. I think regardless of what happens on Sunday night Luis will come back to us buzzing. He’s very enthusiastic and it will be great to have him back around.”
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As Liverpool prepare to welcome back Suarez to Anfield, another Reds forward is heading for the exit. Former Standard Liege man Milan Jovanovic is in talks with Anderlecht as the Belgian outfit try to snap him up on a free transfer. The experienced Serb has been a major flop on Merseyside and Dalglish is looking to get him off the wage bill. However, it remains to be seen whether Anderlecht would be willing to offer Jovanovic a salary to match what he currently earns at Liverpool.
Midfield starlet Jay Spearing could also be on his way out of the club, albeit in the form of a season-long loan. The youngster impressed many with some assured displays as he filled in for the injured Steven Gerrard towards the end of last season, however with the likes of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson creating more competition for places in the middle of the park, Spearing could be shipped out to gain more first-team experience. Wolverhampton Wanderers are the team who are currently being linked with a temporary swoop for Spearing.
Meanwhile, tough-tackling defender Martin Skrtel has set his sights on helping Liverpool seal a top-four finish in the Premier League next season. The Slovakian centre-back, who played every single minute of Liverpool’s top-flight campaign last season, believes the Reds belong in the top four. He said: “Our plan for this season is simple as usual – to win everything we possibly can. I can promise our fans that we will do everything to have a better season than the last one. And yes, we want to fight for the Champions League spot. The end of last season went very well and I believe we can continue to perform.”
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