Luis Suarez is not a normal footballer. Gareth Bale is not a normal footballer. They do things some players can only dream of. They slip through the enemies grasp more times than James Bond, each time giving the ultimate two fingers to the claim that ‘dainty, intricate players cannot cope in the Premier League’; 37 goals in 41 league games between them says so.
But there is still that ‘controversial’ tag which just doesn’t sell Luis Suarez. He’s a diver! He’s a cheat! Are we really going to let such shouts cloud the magnificence of Suarez? After all, he has been the illumination on Liverpool and arguably, the Premier League.
Though it seems the Uruguayan magician will meet his match in a titanic clash at Anfield on Sunday.