Every striker goes through a dry spell, but when that happens at a club like Barcelona, the scrutiny is much more intense.
Luis Suarez remains one of the Catalan giant’s top hitters, but his goalscoring prowess has not been seen on a consistent basis this season.
In fact, before last weekend, the forward had netted four goals in nine La Liga outings.
On Sunday, though, Suarez was one of the stars of the show as he scored a hat-trick against arch rivals Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season.
The Uruguayan contributed to a 5-1 thumping for Barcelona at the Camp Nou, and his performance attracted the attention of some Liverpool fans.
The majority of the Reds’ fanbase still have a place for Suarez in their hearts as he was a major figure at Anfield during his two-and-a-half-year spell between 2011 and 2014.
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The 31-year-old scored 82 goals and registered 47 assists in 133 appearances in all competitions.
The attacking talent of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane means that Suarez’s absence is not as heavily felt as it used to be, but some fans would welcome him back.
Others, though, just wanted to praise the attacker for his goalscoring efforts against Los Blancos.
I don’t understand sometimes when Barca fans slate Suarez. I would take him back at lfc in a heartbeat!
— TK (@jnrtwum) October 28, 2018
— Egeradi Olufadi (@Gotofade) October 29, 2018
rmb when ppl thought suarez was finished
— Vik ⚜️ (@LFCVik) October 29, 2018
Suarez always takes it up a notch when he knows he’s the main man. Just look back at his LFC days and whenever he plays for Uruguay.
He was exceptional today !
Greatest number 9 for quite a while now
— Shivam Singh (@shivamsingh0201) October 28, 2018
Besides John Barnes, Luis Suarez was the best player to ever wear the LFC shirt. Almost single handedly won us the league. banned 6 games yet scored 31 goals and helped Sturridge to 21 goals.
— Hilal (@HilalHK) October 28, 2018
And I was one of the first to write off Suarez 18 months ago. He’s still a heavyweight as he declines. That warrior mentality will keep him at a high level whilst his body deteriorates. On his day he’s phenomenal. Today was one of those
— Sham (@LFC_RedBlooded) October 28, 2018
It’s criminal how rarely Luis Suarez’s penchant for the big occasion is mentioned. Almost always step it up a notch on the big days. Amazing amazing player!
— Aaditya Narayan (@Aaditya_LFC) October 28, 2018
I’ll never get over the fact we sold Luis Suarez for less than lukaku scandalous ???
— Adam Ganley (@AdamGanoLFC) October 28, 2018
— Hans the German Butler (@HansButler) October 28, 2018