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After two consecutive scoreless draws Arsenal will travel to Anfield to take on Brendan Rodgers new look Liverpool. The Anfield outfit has had an opening day loss and drew with champions Manchester City last weekend. Both teams are looking to get their campaign under way with three points.
Since the departure of Robin van Persie much has been said of the Gunners lack of attacking quality.
But it is easy to criticize the Gunners attack when you forget that both Stoke & Sunderland really played for a draw.
Wednesday night was a bad one for Uruguay as a 1-0 defeat to Great Britain forced them to a first round exit at London 2012.
“I'm hurt because we lost and are going home. We all had a dream and that was to win the gold medal here,” Luis Suarez avowed after the game.
The captain was particularly targeted by the crowd throughout the match in Cardiff. Commenting on the incident, Suarez added:
“I can take the abuse. I don't mind. But I think it was a total lack of respect from the crowd to boo when we were trying to sing our national anthem. Those things should not happen.”
Speaking in defence of the Liverpool striker, Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates declared:
The prolific scoring-machine has had to put up with constant jeering from British supporters during the Olympic Games.
Luis Suarez, the captain of the Uruguayan Olympic team, claimed that he will ignore jeers from British fans when the two-time gold medalists take on Great Britain in Wednesday's decisive Group A clash.
Uruguay, who were beaten 2-0 by Senegal on Sunday, must obtain a victory over the hosts in Cardiff in order to secure themselves of a place in the quarter-finals of the competition, at Great Britain's expense.
The Liverpool star was targeted by fans during both Uruguay's clashes against Senegal and the United Arab Emirates, but the world-class striker insists that if this were to happen at the Millennium stadium on Wednesday, it won't be of any concern to him.
The two-time gold medalists rate their chances of triumphing in the Olympic Games soccer competition.
The Uruguayan Olympic delegation arrived in Manchester, with their minds clearly set on next Thursday's opening group game against the United Arab Emirates at Old Trafford.
Uruguay, who won the soccer gold medal in 1924 and 1928, believe that they have what it takes to make a stand in the competition, particularly because they count with an extremely solid side.
Led by strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, the Uruguayans can be considered one of the most dangerous teams of the competition, even if they face stiff competition from the likes of Brazil, Spain, Great Britain and Mexico.
Who will win the FA Cup? Here's why Liverpool will lift their eighth title against Chelsea in Wembley on Saturday.
5. The Reds have beaten Chelsea four times in a row.
Liverpool come into the clash having recorded four consecutive victories over Chelsea, where they converted a total of seven goals and only conceded one. In fact, the last three victories that they claimed were at Stamford Bridge. When the teams last met in November, Maxi Rodriguez and…
Will Steve Kean and company be able to take advantage of a very inconsistent Liverpool in the English Premier League on Tuesday night?
Blackburn Rovers will play host to a sputtering Liverpool squad. Kenny Dalglish and his men have come under serious fire with only one win in their last nine games.
After getting bought out this past summer by New England Sports Group, many Liverpool fans as well as neutral fans had high expectations. A long suspension for Uruguay International Luis Suarez may have conditioned the Reds offense, but even with him back Liverpool has not done well.
They arrive at Ewood Park after a draw at home against Aston Villa over the weekend. Liverpool’s last points away from Anfield were at the Molineux when they defeated Wolves 0-3. Since then, they have accomplished a stunning four game losing streak on the road.
Newly-crowned Carling Cup winners Liverpool were stunned by Arsenal on Saturday. Only few may disagree with Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez’s opinion that the Reds deserved to lose.
Liverpool succumbed to an embarrassing 2-1 defeat on Saturday afternoon. Laurent Koscielny offered them the lead through an own-goal midway through the first half.
Arsenal seemed to lack spirit during the game but hero Robin van Persie had the final word. The Dutch striker put the Gunners on equal terms before the break. He completed his brace in the 92nd minute to steal everything away from Liverpool.
“It means a lot to score at Anfield, it’s big. It’s a massive ground,” goal scorer Robin van Persie told reporters after the match.
Scandals are overshadowing Luis Suarez's greatness at Liverpool. His place seems too big to fill but the Reds could consider anything for the EPL's most troublesome player.
Luis Suarez got the full support of Liverpool FC during the race row involving Patrice Evra. However, the handshaking incident which occurred last weekend at the Theatre of Dreams appears too damaging for Liverpool to take.
Suarez refused to shake Evra’s hand at the start of the game. This eventually provoked reaction from the Manchester United defender and from the public in general.
In the aftermath of the match, Sir Alex Ferguson had no sympathy for troublemaker Luis Suarez. The highly respected Scot told Sky Sports the following:
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has apologized for the infamous handshaking incident which happened at Old Trafford last weekend.
Controversial boy Luis Suarez once again robbed the headlines for bad reasons last weekend when he refused to shake Patrice Evra’s hand during the Manchester United v Liverpool match which ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts. Wayne Rooney clinched a vital brace as Suarez’s late goal through Rio Ferdinand’s blunder in defence proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
Suarez snubbed Evra but shook the hand of goalkeeper David de Gea. Frenchman Evra then grabbed Suarez by the arm in attempt to pull him back and force a handshake. However, the Liverpool striker didn’t bother as he walked off.
There is only one Luis Suarez in England but football fans with different opinions have their own version of what the Uruguayan striker’s personality really is like.
Sandra Diaz, Luis Suarez’s mother, claims to know the 24-year-old better than anyone in the world. The Montevideo inhabitant spoke to the press on Wednesday as she came in defense of her accused son, saying:
“I laugh when they call my son racist. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm afraid now when he comes up against a black person, especially because they're going to go looking for him.
“I know my son. I know he has to calm down a bit with things like the salute he made to rival fans. But he's no racist.”
Others believe that this race row, marked by the alleged use of the word “negro” or “negrito”, is the result of cultural misunderstanding.
The Copa America champions were by far the best team on the continent in 2011.
Uruguay were named South American team of the Year for 2011 by prestigious French magazine 'France Football.' The two-time world champions won the award, ahead of Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Paraguay.
The Uruguayans went on to improve on their World Cup performance, when they finished in fourth-place, by lifting the Copa America for a record fifteenth time. Uruguay remained undefeated throughout the competition and beat Mexico, Argentina and Peru before thrashing Paraguay 3-0 in the final at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires.
Uruguay also lead the South American World Cup qualifiers with two wins and a draw from their first three matches. Their success has been brought down to team work and the overall quality of their squad.
Diego Lugano and great part of the Uruguayan national team expressed their undivided support for the Liverpool sharp-shooter.
Several of Luis Suarez's Uruguay team-mates got together to support the Liverpool striker after he received both a heavy sanction and a hefty fine for being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October.
"I can't believe it. They are making a big mistake. It's obvious that in England they have a racism problem which they are trying to address, and it's okay, but here they don't have solid evidence. Luis is a victim. I can't believe that a player like Evra can do this. He is breaking all the ethics of soccer," declared Uruguay captain Diego Lugano.
"All of us know what type of person Luis is, and the values that he has. We are all very hurt. When a team-mate of ours is suffering, we are all suffering. Now all we can do is support him and be on his side," he added.
Liverpool players have apparently listened to Kenny Dalglish’s plea to support Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
On Tuesday, the FA proclaimed Luis Suarez guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during a Premier League encounter back in October. Unless Liverpool appeal successfully, Suarez will have to serve an 8-match suspension besides paying a £40,000 fine.
Today, Liverpool players publicly backed Luis Suarez. A joint statement from the club read:
“Luis Suarez is our team-mate and our friend and as a group of players we are shocked and angered that he has been found guilty by the FA.
“We totally support Luis and we want the world to know that. We know he is not racist.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was handed an eight game ban by the English Football Association yesterday, for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
There was no video evidence backing the FA’s decision, and Liverpool have complained about the decision seeming to be based largely on the word of Patrice Evra.
While Liverpool have a justified gripe in that regard, it is hard to feel sorry for Suarez, a man who is currently under another investigation for aiming an abusive hand gesture toward Fulham fans, and has previously been convicted for biting an opponent while playing for AFC Ajax. After his infamous handball during the 2010 World Cup, it is also unlikely that Suarez has many sympathizers in Ghana after his latest incident.
Suarez has had his supporters during this case, but some of the people defending him have stooped to a pathetic level while doing so.
Luis Suarez has been hit with one of the toughest bans in the history of the Premier League as English football chiefs claim to be at work against racism.
The Liverpool striker received an 8-match ban in addition to a £40,000 fine for being found guilty of racial abuse against Manchester United’s French defender Patrice Evra during a league match on October 15, 2011. According to reports, Suarez didn’t deny repeatedly using words which referred to Evra’s skin color and African origins.
The Liverpool forward, however, claimed that the word “negrito” he used is acceptable and not racist in Uruguay. But the Independent Regulatory Commission composed of three men, including Paul Goulding QC, would hear none of Luis Suarez’s explanations.
Football Against Racism in Europe’s Piara Powar insisted that “negrito” sounded “racially offensive” in any case. Devastated by the issue, Luis Suarez left the following notes on his Twitter account:
The 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner will be Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Xavi Hernandez. Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie can forget about receiving it.
Portugal and Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina and Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi and Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez have been nominated above the rest to make the Ballon d’Or’s three-man shortlist. The announcement was made on Monday morning by France Football director Francois Moriniere and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke.
Lionel Messi, who is the hot favorite to grab the prize, could emulate Michel Platini’s record of three consecutive Ballon d’Or triumphs. His team mate from Catalonia, Xavi Hernandez, has never won the award despite receiving worldwide praises for his majestic attitude on and off the pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, succeeded in the voting of the 2008 edition.
The sad subject of racism has yet again reared its ugly head in this season’s English Premier League.
Liverpool striker has been officially charged by the Football Association of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
Suarez and Evra clashed during a 1-1 draw between Liverpool and United on October 15th. Words were exchanged, and after the game Evra insisted that the Uruguay striker had racially abused him.
“There are cameras…you can see him say a certain word to me at least 10 times,” Evra told The Times newspaper. To Evra’s credit, he then let the FA deal with the situation and got on with playing for United.
Suarez has denied the accusations, and took to social media to defend himself. “I can only say that I have always respected and respect everybody. We are all the same,” the Reds forward wrote on Twitter. “I go to the field with the maximum illusion of a little child who enjoys what he does, not to create conflicts.”
The extraordinary Luis Suarez scores four goals as Uruguay slaughter Chile in Montevideo.
Uruguay hammered Chile 4-0 in the third round of the South American World Cup qualifiers on Friday, with four goals from an absolutely spectacular Luis Suarez. Uruguay proved far superior to their opponents and could have won the match by an even greater difference.
Uruguay, who lifted the Copa America for the fifteenth time in July, once again demonstrated why they are currently amongst the best teams of the world. Even without the injured Diego Forlan, Uruguay produced electric attacking soccer, and not once allowed Chile to get into the game.
As was expected, the match commenced with an intense pace as both teams went looking for an early goal. Uruguay looked particularly dangerous each time they moved forward with Suarez and Edinson Cavani being their main danger men.
The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 gala is 35 days away from taking place and the shortlists for the men’s awards have been revealed.
Most football fans are particularly interested in the player award nomination. Lionel Messi, who is the reigning champion, is poised to retain his title. However, his 2011 Copa America fiasco with Argentina could cost him a ball made of gold. A potential contender would be Luis Suarez. The ex-Ajax striker was controversially omitted from the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or award list.
Expectedly, Xavi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named alongside Messi whereas Sergio Aguero, Nani, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez are the only English Premier League-based players in the list.
Interestingly, young Brazilian star Neymar is part of it. Copa America hero Diego Forlan and Anzhi Makhachkala’s Samuel Eto’o have been included as well.
Sebastian Coates is relishing his move from Nacional to Liverpool. The young defender has singled out Luis Suarez as the person who encouraged him to join the Merseyside Reds.
On Tuesday, Liverpool confirmed the signing of Uruguayan player Sebastian Coates. Following his transfer, the £7M boy spoke to the club’s official website about the things that pushed him to land at Anfield. Coates was quoted as saying:
“Luis also told me about the history and the tradition of the club and now I feel very happy and excited to be here because I have left one great club in Nacional and signed for another great club with a fantastic history.”
With Nacional, Sebastian Coates won the Primera Division Uruguaya in 2009 and in 2011. He is now thinking about inspiring Liverpool to glory with the help of national team mate Luis Suarez.