A good test for foreign players coming in to the Premier League for the first time is how well they handle playing against lower league opposition away from home during the middle of the week. It is a myth that top class foreign players battle in England when they have to travel to play lower league teams in stadiums that barely hold 6000 fans and where the changing rooms are not quite as posh and lavish as they are used to.
But this has not been a problem for Luis Suarez. The Uruguay striker was called upon on Wednesday night by Kenny Dalglish to start for Liverpool against Exeter in the Carling Cup. I doubt Suarez would have known much about Exeter before the game but that did not seem to bother him as he just got onto the field and gave his all as he would do against any other opposition by scoring a goal and being part of the other two goals Liverpool scored in our 3-1 win.
Suarez continues to be praised from all corners and Dalglish himself today told us of his delight in Suarez. Dalglish said, “He was on a high when he came back from the Copa America. He was voted player of the tournament and they won it, so he is going to be on a high and flying.
“Luis is always going to score goals, but three in three is certainly a reasonable return from him.”