Suarez doesn’t yet match up to Messi and Ronaldo

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How close is he to matching Messi and Ronaldo at Liverpool?

Date: 2nd April 2014 at 6:41pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

The hysteria surrounding Luis Suarez reached its peak around the Christmas period, when the Liverpool striker went on a run of 10 goals in four games. It’s not to say there hasn’t been a lot of hype (used in the good way) around the Uruguayan prior to that, but the tail end of 2013 really stoked the fires for that now apparently necessary comparison to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. English football’s audiences have been completely besotted by Suarez’s exploits this season, and not just in front of goal. His unsavoury recent history in the Premier League has been brushed under the carpet and an appreciation for the footballer he is has come to the fore. The question of whether Suarez stands up to the class of Messi and Ronaldo should firstly eradicate the need to compare each player’s trophy haul. Competitions won can often skew the impression we have of footballers, even allowing others to make up our minds for us. Lionel Messi is still said to be beneath Diego Maradona and numerous other names who have claimed the tag as the world’s greatest player. Why should a World Cup dictate how good an individual is, or even limit the reach of ... Read More

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