Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has issued a rallying cry to his team's Premier League title rivals, telling them, “You’re scared of our firepower,” as the Reds stay on course to break records this term.
Mike Walters of The Mirror reported on the Irishman's words after his team put six goals past Cardiff City away from home, putting the Merseyside giants on track to break a long-existing Premier League record.
Walters quoted Rodgers saying:
I know as a manager, when you are stood on that touchline, the thing you fear most in a game is the opponent and their offensive threat. That’s the thing you fear most as a manager. You are playing against a team who can score from anywhere, any angle, and a team that can dominate the ball.
That’s something we have developed and cultivated here, it’s not something that was presented to us. Some of these other teams have spent a hell of a lot of money and are still looking to get that.
Liverpool have the chance of becoming only the second club in Premier League history to score more than 100 goals in a single year, but Rodgers added: "I’m not thinking about that 100 mark - we create a lot and, for me, it’s just about winning, and winning in style."
This leaves Suarez just six short of equalling the Premier League single-season goalscoring record, currently held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer, who both produced their figures over a 42-game campaign.
On current form, he looks a sure bet to beat it, as written by Jamie Redknapp for The Mail Online:
He has eight games left to set the record and that’s after he missed the first five of the season. It’s frightening to think what he could have finished on. He has equalled Robbie Fowler’s Liverpool record of 28 Premier League goals in a season and in terms of ability he is right up there with the Liverpool greats.
You can’t compare him to Kenny Dalglish because of Kenny’s longevity and what he achieved with the club, but Suarez can do anything.
Despite his former indiscretions, in footballing terms Suarez is the best on the planet outside of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. When you consider the world-record fee paid out by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, then surely Suarez is worth more today in the current market.
The 27-year-old scores all types of goals but when you add to the package that he also has 11 assists to his name this year, per WhoScored.com, the true value of him becomes even clearer.
It would have been all so different had Arsenal captured the player from Anfield, and Rodgers would have struggled to get his team into the top four.
But they now sit proudly on the edge of a championship title, with the chance to exorcise the many failures of the last generation.
Suarez will drive on to his personal landmark and take Liverpool close to the promised land. If the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Co. continue with their own form, the Reds will cross the finish line before anyone else can.