Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s sensational performance (Uruguay-Peru)

“Being top scorer is not the important thing for me – the main issue is the collective dream of winning the Copa. Personal stuff is secondary to that.” – Luis Suarez.

As we pointed out yesterday, with every passing game at the Copa America, Liverpool’s signing of Luis Suarez last January is looking like an absolute steal.

With the sorts of money being bandied around this summer and arguably the 35 million pound fee Liverpool paid for Andy Carroll, £22.8 million for the Uruguay striker was some excellent business by Kenny Dalglish and Damien Commoli.

On Tuesday night Suarez guided Uruguay to the Copa America final where they will be heavy favourites to beat goal-shy Paraguay. The Liverpool hitman bagged two goals against Peru in the semi-final and is red-hot favourite to finish the tournament as top goal scorer – he is currently level with Sergio Aguero on three goals.

Suarez was his usual effervescent self in the first half, popping up on both the left and right wings and was booked after only 13 minutes, looking clearly fired up for the encounter.

After a first-half of few chances, the Liverpool hitman showed typical predatory instincts on Tuesday night to score against Peru from a tight angle on 53 minutes: Video here. Five minutes later Suarez added a second goal with a perfectly timed run before rounding the Peru keeper and booking Uruguay’s place in the Copa America final. Video here.

Ahead of their final date with Paraguay on Sunday, and judging by the fact Suarez is the true leader of Uruguay now with Diego Forlan in decline and Edinson Cavani injured, the Liverpool striker looks set to become a bona fide world star if he plays a starring role in Uruguay winning the Copa America.

Footage of Luis Suarez’s performance v Peru is here.