Suarez scored goal of the season contender but didnt even win monthly award

Luis Suarez scored so many memorable goals during his Liverpool stint that it's funny to think he was only there for three-and-a-half seasons.

One such strike, scored a decade ago yesterday against Newcastle, perfectly encapsulated the Uruguayan's unorthodox genius, his guile and his innate ability to straight-up drop people's jaws.

Though despite the colourful description you just read, the goal, which is up there with some of the best ever scored in the English top flight, didn't even win Match of the Day's goal of the month – with the gong to Tottenham's Jermain Defoe for his 25-yard blast against West Ham instead.

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For those who may not remember, or for the Newcastle fans who've simply repressed all memory of it, here's what happened.

Reds defender Luis Enrique thumped a hit-and-hope up field, and even though Suarez happily gave chase, the ball was overhit and travelling at too great a pace for anyone to consider plucking it out of the sky … not least with their chest!

With Toon defender Fabricio Coloccini snapping at his heels, Suarez cushioned the dropping ball, almost with his collar-bone, before dummying past goalkeeper Tim Krul with a gorgeous, near instantaneous second touch, and tapping the ball into an empty net with his third. *Chef's kiss* (check it out below)

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"It is one of the best goals I’ve ever seen from any player," Enrique said in an interview with The Guardian in 2020.

"I knew it was an unbelievable goal because of where Luis was when I passed to him and where he ended up, but I didn’t realise just how unbelievable it was until I saw it on TV later.

"He is a top striker is because of the calm he shows under pressure. You see that with this goal; how he controls the ball, keeps it away from Coloccini and then has the tranquillity to realise he needs to go around the goalkeeper to score. He makes it look simple, but it is not simple."

It was scrappily beautiful, which in a way, is Luis Suarez to a tee.


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