Category: Footballers’ Biographies
Translated from English by Sopio Jobava
Being a young boy at the time when his family moved to the capital of Uruguay, Louis Suárez had already fallen in love with football. The insightfulness and tricks of then a street boy led to the beginnings of his career with one of the greatest clubs Nacional. Soon he was noticed by the Dutch scouts, who later paved his way towards Europe.
After being offered to wear the symbolic number 7 previously worn by the legends such as Kenny Dalglish, Suarez was lured from Ajax into joining Liverpool and from that moment on, he began “terrorizing” the defenders of the Premier League and leading the revived Liverpool towards their most exciting season in twenty four years.
However, there is another side to Suarez, which is his innately fiery temper, often serving as his drive on the field. He has had notorious incidents confronting Patrice Evra from the Manchester United as well as biting Chelsea’s defender Branislav Ivanović.
During the match against Italy at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he bit defender Giorgio Chiellini, was disqualified for a few months, mocked largely by the media and made to leave the country. That summer he transferred from Liverpool to Barcelona, which made him one of the most expensive footballers of all times.
In his book Crossing the Line, Louis talks frankly about his fascinating career, how he turned from being a useless street boy into the big player and the feeling that sometimes forces him to cross the line.