The Straits Times
Published on Dec 31, 2012

Suarez rebuilding reputation with consistent brilliance


LONDON (REUTERS) - Striker Luis Suarez sparked life into Liverpool's stuttering Premier League campaign as they thumped Queens Park Rangers 3-0 on Sunday in a match that highlighted the brilliance of the unpredictable Uruguayan.

In the opening 16 minutes, the 25-year-old almost single-handedly secured Liverpool's victory as he sliced through some feeble defending to score a superb individual goal before adding a second six minutes later.

It was vintage Suarez, the reason Liverpool paid more than 22 million pounds (S$43.5 million) to acquire his services, and Queens Park Rangers simply could not contain him.

Life has not, however, been all joy and success for Suarez since he arrived from Ajax Amsterdam in January 2011 and the south American's two-year stint on Merseyside has been controversial.