He might have only hit the back of the net four times in twelve Premier League appearances this season, but Liverpool’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez is rapidly becoming one the league’s most dangerous forwards and world’s best players. Key to this is his versatility and ability to adapt to different roles.
Against Chelsea Liverpool lined up in a 4-4-2 with Craig Bellamy partnering Suárez in an attempt to counter Chelsea’s high defensive line with the pair’s pace. The first goal may have come through excellent pressing from Charlie Adam, however a number of chances were created with quick balls to the two pacey forwards – particularly in the opening half hour. Suárez’s role was to play off the shoulder of the Chelsea’s central defensive pair of John Terry and David Luiz and use his pace and the space to create scoring opportunities.