Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v Arsenal

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

B'mouth 1 - 3 Liverpool

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Quarter-Final

Allardyce: Suarez unstoppable

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admits stopping Liverpool's Luis Suarez on Saturday may be impossible, however much planning his side have done on the training pitch.

Last Updated: 07/12/13 at 14:46 Post Comment

Luis Suarez: Can be 'unstoppable,' says Sam Allardyce

Luis Suarez: Can be 'unstoppable,' says Sam Allardyce

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Suarez goes into the Anfield match on the back of a four-goal blitz against Norwich and a personal tally of 13 for the season.

And the World Cup draw in Brazil means England will have to deal with the Uruguay star next summer too.

"At the end of the day, however hard we plan and however much we do, sometimes it becomes unstoppable," Allardyce said.

"A man of his talent, if he is in that mood, however hard your players try, he is sometimes an unstoppable player.

"From that point of view, however well we might master him on Saturday, there still might be a bit of genius or brilliance that comes out of him that we can't stop. I just hope that isn't that day for him on Saturday."

The Hammers did manage to prevent Suarez scoring on their last trip to Anfield as they secured a point in a 0-0 draw back in April.

But Allardyce knows they will have a tough job doing it again.

"He is a unique centre-forward in this country," Allardyce added. "I don't think there is any other centre-forward who plays like Luis Suarez. He is unique in the amount of energy and the amount of places he turns up in and still then ultimately gets a shot in on goal.

"Because he pops up in so many different places, the central defenders think they are going to mark Luis Suarez all game but they won't. Sometimes it will be your centre midfield players, sometimes your right-back and sometimes your left-back.

"His movement and his energy, not just on the ball but off the ball, means he pops up in many different places which clearly catches a huge amount of very good defenders in the Premier League out with the goals he has scored this season and last."

Suarez has played just nine Premier League games this season but Allardyce hailed his display in the 5-1 victory over Norwich as one of the best he can remember.

"It is right up there with the best," he said. "Some of Gareth Bale's individual performances last year might have been touching on it, although he didn't score four goals he certainly used to turn games on their head.

"I think it would have to be superior to that though because he scored four goals - at the end of the day one individual scoring four goals in a Barclays Premier League game is a pretty major thing."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property