Omantribune
Oman Tribune
Omantribune
Omantribune Search News
Web Oman
    Google Search Button
      Tribune
- Oman
- Soccer World Cup
- Other Top Stories
- Middle East
- Business
- Sports
- India
- Pakistan
- Asia
- Europe
- Americas
- Columnists
- Editorial
- Oman Mirror
- Special Features
- Cinema
- PDF Pages
- Weather
- Travel
- Currency Rate
- Hospitals
- Pharmacies
- Services
- Flight Timings
- Museum Timings
Omantribune Home Omantribune About Us Omantribune Advertising Information Omantribune Archives Omantribune Subscribe-Form Omantribune Jobs Omantribune Contact Us
Monday, March 02, 2015  

Suarez sparks life into stuttering Liverpool
LONDON Striker Luis Suarez sparked life into Liverpool’s stuttering Premier League campaign as they thumped Queens Park Rangers 3-0 on Sunday in a match that highlighted the brilliance of the unpredictable Uruguayan.  

In the opening 16 minutes, the 25-year-old almost single-handedly secured Liverpool’s victory as he sliced through some feeble defending to score a superb individual goal before adding a second six minutes later.  

It was vintage Suarez, the reason Liverpool paid more than 22 million pounds ($36 million) to acquire his services, and Queens Park Rangers simply could not contain him.  

Life has not, however, been all joy and success for Suarez since he arrived from Ajax Amsterdam in January 2011 and the south American’s two-year stint on Merseyside has been controversial.  

The Uruguayan was handed an eight-match ban and 40,000-pound ($65,000) fine for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra last year and subsequently refused to shake the Frenchman’s hand before a game at Old Trafford to reignite the row.  

There was another punishment for making an abusive hand gesture at Fulham before Suarez’s reputation as a diver gained traction following a series of questionable incidents inside the penalty area.  

Seven goals in 12 appearances since the start of November, however, serve as a reminder of how influential he can be for Liverpool as they seek a place at Europe’s top table next season.  

Club captain Steven Gerrard has long backed Suarez and after his two goals at Loftus Road, was fulsome in his praise.  

“He’s a magician,” England captain Gerrard told Sky Sports.  

“He’s been brilliant since he’s come to the club. These players (QPR) only have to play against him twice a year - we have to train with him every day. Week in, week out, he shows his value.”  

As a team, Liverpool may be battling for consistency but Suarez is not.  

His ability to pop up at crucial moments is unquestionable and his recent goalscoring record is proof he is at the top of his game.  

“Luis Suarez is superb,” Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe said. “He’s a maverick. He creates chances for himself, finishes them and is a great lad.”  

Reuters
NEWS UPDATES
Oman
Stranded fliers had tough time
Seminar discusses Ninth Five-Year Plan, analyses promising sectors
CMA awards in focus at forum
ROP investigators discuss economic offence cases
Marcel Khalife new composition set to be premiered at Rohm
Malayalam writer Meera receives literary award
Other Top Stories
PDP-BJP government takes charge in Kashmir
Saleh conspired with Iran to ‘undermine GCC deal’
24-hour ordeal for AI Express fliers
Thousands march to show solidarity with Nemtsov
Nuclear talks enter crucial stage, says Iran
India
Delhi to throw rope to black money holders
Venkaiah urges opposition to support land act amendment
Another temple damaged in Seattle
Country follows US, UK and Singapore with tough black money laws
‘Fireball’ sighted in Kerala again
Wealthy seniors to feel pain of tax pinch most
‘Wolf labs’ to help save endangered animal
Mufti becomes Kashmir CM again
Gold deposit scheme can fetch Rs1t, says SBI
Two camps in AAP, leadership faces trust deficit: Internal Lokpal
Sami applies for citizenship again
Create ‘Cloud Lockers’, PM tells IT industry
Pakistan
ISI officer in sex abuse video loses top post
KP non-Muslim students could learn Ethics instead of Islamiat
Country ranks third in Global Slavery Index
KP militants’ determination to kill and get killed leaves cops worried
Security men among 10 held over jailbreak
Friend confesses to murdering model
Middle East
S. Sudan militia accused of kidnapping hundreds of boys
Netanyahu visit puts US-Israel ties to test
Emwazi’s relatives under lens in Kuwait
Egypt poll panel to redraft election law
UAE woman to face trial for killing US teacher in mall
Iran not opposed to US Internet giants
Asia
Bangladeshis pay homage to murdered blogger
Tajikistan goes to polls as president’s party set to win
Aquino treats detained rivals callously, says vice-president
Activist monk fed up with graft seeks to shake up Thai Buddhism
Philippine lawmaker’s son hurt in shooting
Hu aide ousted from top panel
Chiang statue vandalised in Taiwan
Business
Opec oil output dips on weak Iraq supply
Technical glitch delays trading on bourse
Standard Chartered cuts 2015 Brent price forecast by $9
BankDhofar gets nod for raising capital
Lack of major reforms in India budget disappoints experts
NRI industrialists give thumbs up to Jaitley’s budget
India sees $7b revenue from telecom players
India oil firms raise jet fuel prices by 8.2%
Mannai looks to take over two foreign firms
Factory activity in China shrinks on weak demand
Jain frontrunner to succeed Buffett
Sports
EFG Bank Monaco crowned champions
Dortmund score past Schalke
Misbah, Riaz inject life into Pakistan
India’s fielding catches the eye
Starc raring to have a go at Afghanistan
Charles in place of Bravo for West Indies
India can’t play any more against UAE to help them: Dhoni
Thirimanne, Sangakkara hammer England
‘Sangakkara is No. 1 batsman’
SA’s Birrell feels Ireland have come a long way
De Villiers backs Holder to lead
Thirimanne coming of age at right time
McCullum to be fit for Afghans
‘Terrific’ Gayle as good as Richards: Lloyd
Liverpool dent City’s League title hopes
Americas
Venezuela holds Americans on spying charge
Mother’s death ‘could have triggered’ Missouri rampage
Osama ‘nod was sought’ for attacks in Europe
Truck mows down protester at roadblock in Brazil
US cult leader held in Brazil over sex abuse
Jeb won’t sign no-tax pledges
Walker wins support despite verbal stumbles

Sports


International

© 2013 Oman Tribune. All rights reserved. Best viewed in 800 X 600 resolution