BT Sport pundit Glenn Hoddle does not think Liverpool should consider bringing Luis Suarez back to Anfield in the summer.
The Uruguayan, who spent three years with the Reds, has scored 19 goals for Atletico Madrid this season, but Hoddle says his performances against Chelsea in the Champions League suggest the striker is past his best:
“I can’t see that happening if I’m honest. I’ve watched Suarez this season, obviously against Chelsea. He relied on pace, that little bit of zip over five or six years, he hasn’t got that any more. I don’t think Liverpool will be looking to buy Suarez any more, I really don’t.”
Suarez’s goal return in La Liga this season is certainly impressive but Hoddle is right to point out that the 34-year-old has lost a yard or two of pace, which makes it hard to see him succeeding in the Premier League again.
In his first spell with Liverpool, the forward was known for his intensity, high pressing and ability to get the better of opponents one-on-one. However, these days, he is more of a goal poacher who hangs around the six-yard box.
Whether manager Jurgen Klopp would consider Suarez for a role as a regular starter, it is unlikely, but he could well be looked at as an option who could make an impact from the bench.