Former team-mate convinced Liverpool signing goal machine is ‘no-brainer’


Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has urged Jurgen Klopp to re-sign Luis Suarez from Atletico Madrid this summer – despite his age.

Suarez, who turned 34 in January, has enjoyed a superb first season in Madrid. Having left Barcelona after six seasons, he has continued his goalscoring form and found the net 19 times in La Liga.

The Uruguay international has made 25 league appearances and six in the Champions League. And it seems as though his hard work could pay off.

Los Colchoneros are currently four points clear at the top of the Spanish top flight with 10 games remaining. Both Barca and Real Madrid are within striking distance and it looks set to be a fascinating run-in in Spain.

Although penning a two-year deal with Atletico, Suarez has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave after one year. It seems unlikely he will do that if the Wanda Metropolitano outfit do claim the Spanish title.

But Liverpool are aware of the situation and could press for a move if they desire.

Suarez already an Anfield legend

The South American enjoyed three-and-a-half seasons at Anfield. Having joined from Ajax in January 2011, he bagged 82 goals from 133 appearances in all competitions.

He formed an excellent striking partnership with England’s Daniel Sturridge but left with only one piece of silverware. That came in the 2011-2012 EFL Cup but it was a different story with the Catalans.

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Suarez won the league on four occasions and the same number of Copa del Rey titles. He was also part of Barcelona’s 2014-2015 Champions League-winning side.

He notched 198 goals for the Nou Camp giants before leaving last summer. Liverpool have been linked and Enrique feels Klopp should not hesitate to lure him back to Merseyside.

“Suarez has been linked with a sensational return to Anfield in the summer,” the man who made 99 Reds appearances wrote on Instagram. “For me it will be a no brainer and is a free transfer if I’m not wrong. Our front 3, Jota and Luis we will not be bad.

“Obviously is no the same player that he use to play for LFC because is a lot older now but I really believe he could still do it really well for us.

“Best player I ever play with no doubt.”

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There is no word on whether Liverpool want to sign the controversial forward. But it does seem as though they are looking to recruit younger stars.

Suarez’s return would be popular with the fans but seems a long shot at present.

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