Register Login Scores

International

Allardyce Wary Of Suarez

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce admits his side will struggle to make striker Luis Suarez when his side meets Liverpool in an English Premier League encounter on Saturday.

Suarez was at his best in midweek, scoring four goals in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Norwich and Allardyce confesses he may be hard to stop.

“At the end of the day, however hard we plan and however much we do, sometimes it becomes unstoppable,” said Allardyce.

“A man of his talent, if he is in that mood, however hard your players try, he is sometimes an unstoppable player.

“From that point of view, however well we might master him on Saturday, there still might be a bit of genius or brilliance that comes out of him that we can't stop. I just hope that isn't that day for him on Saturday.

“He is a unique centre-forward in this country.

“I don't think there is any other centre-forward who plays like Luis Suarez. He is unique in the amount of energy and the amount of places he turns up in and still then ultimately gets a shot in on goal.

“Because he pops up in so many different places, the central defenders think they are going to mark Luis Suarez all game but they won't. Sometimes it will be your centre midfield players, sometimes your right-back and sometimes your left-back.

“His movement and his energy, not just on the ball but off the ball, means he pops up in many different places which clearly catches a huge amount of very good defenders in the Premier League out with the goals he has scored this season and last.”

Looking at his individual performance against Norwich in midweek, Allardyce added that he thought it was one of the best performances he has seen in the top flight.

“It is right up there with the best,” added the West Ham boss.

“Some of Gareth Bale's individual performances last year might have been touching on it, although he didn't score four goals he certainly used to turn games on their head.

“I think it would have to be superior to that though because he scored four goals - at the end of the day one individual scoring four goals in a Barclays Premier League game is a pretty major thing.”

Allardyce Expects New Contract

Allardyce Happy With Adrian Debut

Allardyce Fumes Over Ref’s Decision

7 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

27 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

79 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

Three-Year Deal For New Chiefs Signing?

94 May 18, 2021 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Khune To Step Aside?

36 May 16, 2021 08:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Target Swooped Up By SA Agency  

12 May 17, 2021 09:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

CAF Announce Host City For Champions League Final

28 May 16, 2021 12:34 PM in African Football

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

26 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

13 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News