But there is a dark side of the moon too. He has also caught the attention of media for all wrong reasons. But most damning is the allegation that he is one hell of a diver. He goes down to the ground easily and at times theatrically.
While understandably Liverpool fans try to safeguard their player, defend him by saying that other players/defenders are bamboozled by his trickery. The preening and pouting that he does can make the opposition frustrated and hence they constantly tackle him down.
Being a foreigner he hasn’t received much sympathy from many corners in England and thereby fouls hurled at him are looked upon with derision.
Yesterday, Suarez was in his vintage best as his twiddling turns, nutmegs were creating loads of trouble for Stoke defenders Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth.
It was a frustrating draw in the end for the Reds against an intransigent opponent and once again the headline goes to Luis Suarez. Probably frustrated by lack of decision going against him, he decided to con the referee within the vicinity of the penalty area with a hilarious and at the same time ridiculous dive.
It was a dive and to be honest a very poor dive. Whether Rodgers chose to see it, ignore it or whatever the truth will never change.
Tony Pulis frustrated and disappointed, said in the post-match reaction “He’s a fantastic player, he’s got great ability and he is the one player we were frightened to death of today, but doing things like that.
“Retrospective decisions are made on a Monday by the FA and they should be looking at this. Give him three games and he will stop falling over.”
Indeed he has every right to make such strong statements but then his lack of notice regarding Robert Huth’s stamp on the same player only suggests that he is interested with only one side of the story.
As a professional footballer one shouldn’t dive. Pulis was very moralistic when saying that, but where was his moral when his own defender stamped on the chest as early as in the 4th minute? How the Stoke manager chose to avoid it when that stamp could have injured the striker badly?
A crime is a crime. What Suarez has done is a disgrace to professional football but it is also a FACT that he has been treated unfairly by the referee and even to a major extent by the media . It doesn’t make sense, when only one side of the coin is considered every time it is tossed.