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Where do we begin? Suárez is a delightfully gifted player, capable of striking fear into the heart of any defense...on his day.
Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, those days have been few and far between this campaign. Counting Saturday's tally, they've only seen a paltry eight-goal return on the huge financial and emotional investment in the mercurial player.
Enough has been said with regards to the numerous controversies as is; what Dalglish needs to do now is to rein in his player so that he better harnesses his potential. He must get his striker to be more consistent on the field, and in particular, more accurate and decisive in the box.
In this regard, Dalglish's challenge is no different from any manager. However, it is no exaggeration to say that perhaps more than any other club with top-four aspirations, Liverpool have suffered more from the lack of clinical finishing.
As of last month, Liverpool were putting only 41 percent of their shots on target. Of that embarrassing sum, only a paltry 20 percent ended up in the back of the net, ranking them dead last in the Premier League.
Of course, not all of Liverpool's profligacy in front of goal can be put on the shoulders of Suárez; there is more than enough blame to go around in that department.
Nonetheless, of his 92 shots this season, only 40 (or 43 percent) have been on target. Of those 40 shots on target, only eight have successfully hit the back of the net.
Even further, his strike rate ranks below much less-heralded players such as Fulham's Clint Dempsey and Swansea's Danny Graham.
Production aside, there are temperament issues as well. The player earns himself no favors with his playacting, embellishment and gesticulations on the field.
A couple weeks ago Stewart Downing was the recipient of the Uruguayan's frustration, for having darted one way as the striker put an intended pass the other. This past weekend it was none other than Steven Gerrard who was berated for a wayward pass which failed to reach its target.
Frustration, in the most charitable sense, can be seen as a sign that the player at least cares what's happening on the pitch...but that's not to suggest that caring is enough.
There have been controversies off the field, as well as misguided comments hinting at a Paris Saint-Germain move (per The Telegraph); the Guardian even described him as the Premier League's resident "pantomime villain." It is beyond time that Luis Suárez becomes known for his on-pitch brilliance, rather than being the lightning rod for controversy that he currently is.