Owen: There is no better striker than Suarez

Luis Suarez's versatility, adaptability and prolific goal ratio make the Uruguayan better than any other striker in world football, according to former Liverpool forward Michael Owen.

24.06.2014 12:49:39

The Reds' No.7 grabbed the attention of the entire globe on Thursday night as his clinical double secured a 2-1 World Cup victory for his country over England in a frantic Sao Paulo match. Despite having missed their opening game, Suarez returned to the starting XI to acrobatically plant a header past Joe Hart and later, in the closing moments, thrash home a pivotal winner. His performance was of the kind which Kopites witnessed throughout last season, filled with coiled-up energy, invention, intense pressing and, of course, unerring accuracy at the conclusion. Owen, who found the target 158 times for Liverpool and on 40 occasions at international level for the Three Lions, believes Suarez has revolutionised how players in his position operate. "You would be hard pressed to say exactly what kind of striker he is because I cannot recall anyone else like him," the Englishman wrote in The Telegraph. "Suarez is ensuring the top sides want far more from their forwards than a traditional 'poacher' or target man. You have to be far more flexible to thrive at the highest level.

Category : World Cup 2014