While opposing defenders may hate him, Liverpool players, their fans and the many Ladbrokes customers who throw their hard earned at him must be truly in love with Luis Suarez this season.
If the Uruguayan had taken the Premier League by storm since arriving from Ajax in the 2010/11 January transfer window, then the striker will need new clichés attributed to his performances in the current campaign.
Having missed the opening stint of Liverpool’s top-flight mission, Suarez has returned a stunning 28 goals in his 26 outings upon re-entering the fray.
So, when Tottenham travel to Anfield to face Brendan Rodgers’ title challengers, where goals are heavily fancied, they’ll be right to guard against a Suarez show.
That doesn’t mean that Ladbrokes punters can’t have a flutter though, and the company’s brave move to boost the number seven’s price to score first, from 3/1 to 7/2, should be gobbled up like the most sumptuous Sunday roast.
Not only does Suarez lead all men in Premier League scoring this term, but he is also the most proficient at breaking a game’s deadlock.
The Salto native is tied with fellow Reds striker Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal hit man Olivier Giroud at the top of that particular table, with seven first goals of a game.
The last time he did it was four outings ago in a 3-0 win over Southampton, but with three strikes in six matches against Spurs, all of which came is his last two appearances, the chances of him achieving the feat again look good.
With 16 of his net-ripplers coming in front of his own adoring fans, five more than the next most home-happy goal getter, a punt on the 77-cap international’s inflated price is the wisest move anyone could make in this match.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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