Jose Enrique explains why Suarez was better for Liverpool than Mohamed Salah

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Former Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has said Luis Suarez was a better fit for Liverpool than Mohamed Salah and described the Uruguayan forward as the “best player he’s ever seen.”

Enrique spent three years playing alongside Suarez where the Uruguayans 31 goals almost handed Liverpool their first-ever Premier League title in 2014.

Suarez then swapped Anfield for Barcelona that summer, while Enrique remained a Liverpool player for two more seasons until the Spaniard joined Real Zaragoza in 2016 for the final year of his professional career.

Speaking on behalf of 888sport, Enrique told the Liverpool ECHO: "To be honest, I want to see this season of Salah in full and maybe I would change my opinions to him!"

"For me, Suarez is the best player I've ever seen.

"You can compare the two teams of Liverpool that nearly won the league 13/14 with the one now, but the reality is Salah has Firmino, Jota and Mane all scoring as well.

"And how dependent were we on Luis at times? He would take the ball past three or four defenders and do something. I've never seen that before.

Who was better for Liverpool – Suarez or Salah? Comment down below

"They also play in two different positions. Salah is more of a winger who comes inside, Luis was a proper No.9, wasn't he?

"Well, Luis was everything really but he played as a No.9. So I still have my doubts whether Salah is better.

"I played with Luis as well, so maybe that is why my opinion is what it is.

"I still put Suarez in that kind of level, ahead a little bit. If Salah continues as he is, I might change my mind. Just not yet."

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The news comes after Salah astonishingly came seventh in the 2021 Ballon d’Or, while Lionel Messi took the accolade for a record seventh time.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski came second and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho finished third.

  • Liverpool FC
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