Why Luis Suarez Is Liverpool's Modern-Day Kenny Dalglish

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Why Luis Suarez Is Liverpool's Modern-Day Kenny Dalglish
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When Luis Suarez signed for Liverpool on January 31, 2011, he was handed the No. 7 shirt and a heavy responsibility—to emulate one of the men who made that shirt great, and who was now his manager.

Kenny Dalglish was the Reds' boss at the time, having lifted himself to legendary status within the club during his playing days and, later, in his first spell as manager.

Now, a little more than two years later, Suarez has cemented his own place amongst Liverpool's elite in history, is a real crowd favourite and without doubt the best individual left on Liverpool's playing staff.

While their styles of play might be different, there can be no doubting that the two, Dalglish and Suarez, share plenty of similarities too, beyond the shirt number.

Kenny was a hero back in the day; here's why Suarez is assuming his mantle now.

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