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Suarez ready to ransack the cottage after a brief goals layoff

| 12.02.2014

It’s always nice to get a ringing endorsement from one of your national team buddies, but Liverpool’s Luis Suarez doesn’t need Edinson Cavani’s kind words to run amok at Fulham.

Injured Paris St-Germain striker, Cavani, who is the target of several English clubs, revealed that his close friend Suarez was ‘a different man’ to the one he knew last season and it’s hardly surprising given his goal-scoring exploits in a Liverpool shirt in 2013/14.

When two games is considered a drought, there are only a pinch of players in world football that this is applicable to and one of those is the Premier League’s leading scorer.

Liverpool’s Uruguayan front man has racked up 23 top-flight goals already this term, but having not found the net in his last two Reds appearances, this makes grim reading for Fulham’s defence.

Suarez has not endured a longer hiatus than two games without scoring all season and as this rampant Liverpool team arrive at Craven Cottage, the number seven is priced up on the plump side at 5/2 to score two or more times.

The kop hero did exactly this when the teams squared up at Anfield earlier in the campaign, notching either side of the break to help inflict a 4-0 bashing on the Cottagers on that occasion.

That made it four goals in as many appearances against the west Londoners and although the Premier League’s bottom side have just escaped Old Trafford with the pluckiest (to put it mildly) of points, keeping Suarez at bay is an altogether tougher task.

Those punters of a less daring nature may well entertain Ladbrokes’ offer of 8/13 to bag anytime, though 3/1 on the opener or 10/1 on a hat-trick have far greater appeal.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.