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Luis Suarez Taunts Manchester City and Chelsea Over Liverpool's Title Charge

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2014

Luis Suarez has mocked the recent investments made by Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, claiming Liverpool's squad shouldn't be able to compete with the Premier League's elite.

The Reds need just seven points from their three remaining matches to ensure they are champions and exceed all expectations placed on them at the start of the season. Brendan Rodgers' team continue to rip through opponents with thrilling attacking displays, despite shortcomings at the back, having spent £48 million since last summer.

Suarez acknowledged his side's ascension is "incredible" considering the £106 million spent by Chelsea and £87 million by City, as reported by Perform (via ESPN.co.uk):

It [winning the Premier League] would be something that no one would believe. We have good players but if you look at the complete roster, we don't have [players] to be up there. The truth is that we are surprised ourselves at how well we're playing.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool competes with Gael Clichy and David Silva of Manchester City uring the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo
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The Uruguayan striker continued by saying Liverpool possess "good players," but he believes the likely title win will be "amazing even to England because of the investment made by Chelsea, [Manchester] City and Arsenal."

He progressed to say, "even Tottenham have spent over £100 million," highlighting the unlikelihood of Liverpool's potential triumph at the start of the season.

Suarez has been the most important part of the club's success this campaign, netting 30 goals and providing 12 assists in 30 games, per WhoScored.com.

Suarez's deadly partnership with Daniel Sturridge, affectionately known as the SAS by many fans, has also seen the Englishman rack up 20 strikes and seven assists, confirming the duo as the Premier League's most productive strike pairing.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal with Manager Brendan Rodgers of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 20, 2014 in Norwic
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Add the terrific form of Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho into the mix, and Liverpool's league-leading side begins to take shape.

Sterling has emerged as one of Rodgers' most trusted players over the course of the season. Regularly deployed on the wing, just behind the striker or flitting between the two, the 19-year-old's explosive pace and dribbling skill ensures he is extremely difficult to pin down for 90 minutes.

Coutinho is less pacey than his colleague, but he flaunts natural creativity and vision that often sees him split defences with a key pass. He is a technical player, someone who looks to bring teammates into matches wherever possible, and he also has an eye for goal, as noted with his vital match-winner against City.

Victor Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea, isn't surprised by Liverpool's success, as noted by the club's official Twitter account:

Liverpool's relative underdog status has seen Rodgers' team play without fear throughout the season. Other title challengers have all suffered with the pressure of expectation and the inclusion of European football within their schedules.

Rodgers will reportedly have £70 million to spend in the summer, per David Maddock of the Mirror. This is likely to bring the "on paper" view of Liverpool's squad closer to their rivals, a necessary investment if the team have a Premier League title to defend.

As Suarez's comments confirm, money doesn't guarantee success. Both he and his teammates have outperformed the division's best this campaign, working relentlessly to fulfil the tactical ambitions of Rodgers, producing a relationship that is far greater at generating results than quick bursts of cash.

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