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Luis Suarez returning to Anfield

Look Who’s Back

The Uruguayan striker who was one of the major reasons for Liverpool’s title challenge last season  is set to make a return to Anfield less than a year after making the switch to Spanish giants Barcelona for 75£ million.

Suarez will return to Liverpool to play in the Liverpool FC charity match organized by the Liverpool FC Foundation which is scheduled to be held on the 29th of March. The former Liverpool star was unable to say farewell to the Liverpool fans before his switch to Barcelona but will get a chance to do so during the event.

Suarez incredible four goal game against Norwich last season: –

Suarez left the Merseyside giants after a winning a impressive list of accolades during his time with them which includes the Players’ player of the year, Premier League Golden Boot, Premier League Player of the Season, European Golden Shoe and the Liverpool FC Player of the Year for two consecutive season in 2012/13 and 2013/14 to name a few.

Suarez’s who left Liverpool shortly after receiving a four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup match Italy had left a sour taste among some Liverpool fans.

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Suarez checking his fangs after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (Telegraph)

The departure of Luis Suarez was one of the problems for Liverpool’s early season struggles this campaign but Liverpool team under manager Brendan Rodgers seems to have found their mojo from last season and have won 10 out of their last 12 Premier League matches.

Brendan Rodgers when asked about Suarez’s return to Anfield said he will be greeted with a hero’s welcome and was quoted as saying

‘It’ll be great. We’ve kept in contact since he’s been away. He’s a top-class player. He loved his time here at Liverpool. He always wanted to come back,’

He further added

“’He loved Liverpool while he was here. He’s gone to another country, but he’s certainly adored here. The supporters loved having him here.

‘Every time he stepped on to a training pitch, he gave everything. He’ll probably want to win this game as well.’

Suarez’s career in numbers

Club Appearances Goals
Nacional 34 12
Groningen 37 15
Ajax 159 111
Liverpool 133 82
Barcelona (As of 7th March,2015) 25 11

Suarez will be joined by former Liverpool players Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Robbie Fowler and Dirk Kuyt who have all confirmed their participation for the match.

Chelsea captain John Terry and his Chelsea comrade Didier Drobga along with Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry have also confirmed their participation in the match.

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Gerrard will captain one of the two teams in the Charity match (sportsquotient)

The match will be contested by two teams captained by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and current Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard who is set to end his 17 yr long stay at Anfield by making a switch to the MLS at the end of the season.

The rest of the field will be filled by current Liverpool players who will not be on international duty and young prospects from the Liverpool academy.

The money raised from the match will go towards a number causes under the Liverpool FC Foundation’s community programmes which provides a helping hand to a number of people in the city of Liverpool.

The proceeds from the match will also support the new Alder Hey’s Hospital in the Park, providing support packages to Claire House, Center 56 and Cash for Kids.

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