By Josh Powell | Sports writer
There aren’t many things that Chris Martin and Luis Suarez have in common. Chris can’t control a 50-yard pass from Jose Enrique on his shoulder before rounding Tim Krul and make it look easier than tying your laces. Suarez probably can’t have five UK number one albums despite just being a crap version of Radiohead.
One thing they do have in common is that, as Coldplay’s 2011 song suggests, it is ‘Us Against The World’. Liverpool fans must feel like everyone is against Luis Suarez and their star man is constantly fighting the media’s attack.
The Uruguayan doesn’t help himself with some of his antics on the pitch and it isn’t easy for the Anfield faithful to keep backing him up when he reels off as many public admissions as Lance Armstrong.
‘I was accused of falling inside the box in a match and it’s true I did it that time, because we were drawing against Stoke at home and we needed anything to win it’, the striker was quoted as saying.
But whatever people say about Suarez you can’t argue with his goal-scoring record this season or his desire to win. Despite being surrounded by players who sometimes look as competent on the ball as Bradley Walsh does hosting a day-time TV quiz show.
This season Suarez has racked up 21 goals in 15 games and you can expect that total to increase when Norwich come to Anfield on Saturday. The Canaries have been thumped by Liverpool in recent years with the Reds winning six of the last seven matches, drawing once and notching up a whopping 20 goals in the process.
Suarez has tormented Chris Hughton’s side with back-to-back hat-tricks in the last two fixtures between the two teams and he can make it three on the spin this weekend at 11/2.
The goal-crazy forward finds a new gear against Norwich and tends to find the net more often than a suicidal fish when he faces Norwich.
The red-hot striker can put a few more notches on his bedpost in front of the Kop and is 6/4 to score two or more goals in the match. Almost half of his goals have been Liverpool’s first of the game this season and Suarez is 6/4 to score first for his team and 11/5 to be the first man in the game to write his name on the scoresheet.
Love him or hate him Luis Suarez will keep doing what he does. Getting into trouble, being backed up by the Liverpool faithful and scoring more times than an overworked hooker. Whatever people say about him, 99 per cent of them would love him in their team.
The other one per cent probably listen to Coldplay.