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If we had been asked to compile a list of unlikely stories in world football, we would not have come up with the piece from the Mirror’s Simon Mullock about Luis Suarez.
The headline from Mullock’s piece prompted a double take. What was the headline? “Liverpool's Luis Suarez loves maths and could have been an accountant.”
Yes, an accountant.
Mullock has got hold of the scout who discovered Liverpool star Suarez as a child, and he has revealed the Uruguayan had an appetite for maths.
In Mullock’s piece, Wilson Pirez said:
I always remember that Luis loved maths. He never complained about homework when it was maths because he enjoyed it.
It would have been a crime if he had grown up to be anything other than a professional football player but, if he hadn’t taken that path, I think he could have been a very successful accountant.
Suarez has had incredible highs and terrible lows in his career, but Pirez claims the forward has been kept on the rails by his wife Sofia.
What really changed Luis was when he met Sofia and she must take a lot of credit for his career and where he is now.
If you want to see the real Luis then you have to see him around Sofia and his children. I promise you will not see a kinder or more gentle man in your life.