Suarez is Liverpool’s Messi, says Enrique

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes striker Luis Suarez is as crucial to the Reds as Lionel Messi is to Barcelona, Sky Sports has reported.

Suarez has scored 29 goals for Liverpool this season, including opening the scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as Liverpool ran out 3-2 winners, with Enrique revealing that Suarez is the player Liverpool look towards to make the difference in important matches, citing a personal bond between himself and Suarez as the reason he relies on the Uruguayan.

In the game all the time the first person I look for is [Suarez] and he always makes a movement and I try to put the ball there and he does the rest,” Enrique said. “It is really easy to understand with him. He is our best player and he can do something from nothing.

Enrique continued: “It’s like at Barcelona – the first player they look for when the game is in a bad situation is Messi because you know he can do something. Luis is the same – I look for him because I know he can do something different and we understand each other.

Suarez moved to Liverpool from Ajax in January 2011, replacing the Chelsea-bound Fernando Torres. To date he has 50 goals in 91 Liverpool appearances, and helped Liverpool win the League Cup last season under Kenny Dalglish.

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