In a bizarre turn of events, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has admitted that Luis Suarez has been signed in order to replace Jose Reina in goal. With Jose Reina’s impending move to Villarreal, Dalglish hopes that Suarez will be able to replicate his fine international form that has seen him yet to concede a goal in net for Uruguay. The most memorable of “El Gato’s” (The Cat’s) performances came against Ghana in the World Cup quarter final, as he reacted instinctively to push Asamoah Gyan’s extra time effort over.
Clearly not aware that Suarez had declared himself “rush goalie”, the referee brandished the red card, seeing him banned for the next round of the tournament and ending any hopes of what seemed to be inevitable World Cup glory for Uruguay. However, recent revelations that Suarez’s permanent position is now Goalkeeper have seen the odds on Uruguay to win the World Cup for a third time in 2014 slashed from 14/1 down to 2/1. A special market has also been made available – Uruguay to win the World Cup without conceding a goal available at 10/1. Uruguay Head Coach Oscar Tabarez has issued a warning to all World Cup rivals that “with statistically the best Goalkeeper in world football, we will win the 2014 World Cup”. He then remarked on how pleased he was that he had snapped up odds of 14/1 before he held the press conference regarding Suarez’s official change of position.
Liverpool’s signing of Uruguay Goalkeeper Suarez at £23 million makes him the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time after Gianluigi Buffon. Suarez hopes to repay the faith shown by Dalglish in his goalkeeping ability, stating that “I have supported Liverpool all my life and even remember them winning a trophy. I hope one day my Goalkeeping can help Liverpool win the Carling Cup”.