“Luckily, we reached the goal of getting to the final, which was what we wanted, and winning the title is the maximum you can get. Â We have a huge joy to give this title to our people, this is an indescribable feeling.” – Luis Suarez.
As has now become accepted wisdom, Luis Suarez’s performances at the Copa America have illustrated that Liverpool snagged an absolute bargain last winter in securing the signature of the Uruguayan striker.
Once again, Suarez’s performance in the 3-0 victory over Paraguay on Sunday night confirmed the wisdom shown by Liverpool pair Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli last January.
After being voted player of the tournament at the Copa America (video of Suarez receiving that trophy is here) Suarez is now probably worth double the fee Liverpool paid to Ajax for the diminutive striker.
It wasn’t just his fine opening goal that marked Suarez’s performance in the final. He was a threat from the off, hitting the side netting and the Liverpool striker also came deep to set up Diego Forlan for a clear chance in the first half.
After an all-action display in the first 45, the Liverpool hitman continued to terrorise the Paraguay backline, eventually putting the icing on the cake with a terrific headed assist for Diego Forlan to complete the 3-0 win in the dying moments.
All four goals scored by Luis Suarez at the Copa America are on this video.