Suarez is Liverpool’s best hope for silverware this season

Stats show that Luis Suarez is currently showing the kind of form that can help Liverpool to some silverware this season, with the stocky striker netting a total of 20 goals (for club & country) since the start of the 2010/11 season.

The former Ajax man joined Liverpool in January 2011 from Dutch giants Ajax, and immediately endeared himself to the Anfield faithful courtesy of his all-action style and his ability to both score and create for others. As well as netting five goals in the league for the Reds, his total of 49 shots since joining the Merseysiders was a total only Arsenal’s Robin van Persie (63) could better over the same period.

Suarez For Club & Country Since The Start Of The 2010/11 Season

Luis Suarez since 10/11 Ajax Liverpool Uruguay
Appearances 18 14 12
Minutes on Pitch 1619 1177 1093
Goals 8 5 7
Shots on Target 39 24 22
Shots off Target 46 25 19
Shooting Accuracy 46% 49% 54%
Chance Conversion % 9% 10% 17%
Goal Assists 11 3 4
Chances Created 49 25 20

Suarez’ impressive displays in attack for Liverpool have made him an obvious target of illegal challenges from opposing defenders. Since last January, Suarez has been fouled 43 times in the Premier League, a figure only new team-mate Charlie Adam (44) can better. Indeed, even on the opening day of the 2011/12 season, the Uruguayan was given more rough treatment by Sunderland’s backline, winning six fouls, more than any other player at the weekend.

Most Fouled Players In Premier League

Premier Lge 2011/12

Team

Fouls Won

Player

Team

Prem Lge Since Jan 28th

Suárez

Liverpool

6

Adam

Blackpool/ Liverpool

44

A Young

Man Utd

5

Suárez

Liverpool

43

Cattermole

Sunderland

4

A Young

Aston Villa/ Man Utd

42

Doyle

Wolves

4

Pennant

Stoke City

35

Dempsey

Fulham

4

Dempsey

Fulham

34

Faurlin

QPR

4

Barton

Newcastle Utd

30

Colback

Sunderland

4

Osman

Everton

29

Jones

Stoke City

4

Doyle

Wolves

29

Despite the fouls, Suarez looks set to light up the new Premier League season, as Kenny Dalglish’s reinvigorated Reds set their sights on a trophy or two.

Also See: Arsenal v Liverpool Preview.

Stats provided by Castrol Edge.

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