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Kenny Dalglish was in Barcelona to present the Golden Shoe to Suárez / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

It was Kenny Dalglish who brought Luis Suarez to Liverpool in 2011, during his second spell as manager of the club. So, he was a fitting choice to hand over the Golden Shoe trophy to the Uruguayan at Wednesday’s ceremony in Barcelona.

It’s not important to him that he scores three goals and you lose 4-3. He’d rather score none and you win 1-0In an exclusive interview with the Anfield legend, Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.com asked the Scotsman what it is that makes Luis Suarez so special. “The most important thing for Luis is that the team is successful” said Dalglish. “It’s not important to him that he scores three goals and you lose 4-3. He’d rather score none and you win 1-0. He’s a very good man. He loves football. Trains really hard. He just loves competing and he’s a fantastic person as well, a real family man, and he’s at his happiest when he’s playing football, training for football, or sitting at home with his family.”

‘King’ Kenny could not have asked more of the Uruguayan in his three and a half years on Merseyside. “His contribution has been fantastic” he said. “That’s why last year he won the Golden Boot … He scored 31 goals and missed six games. But aside from the 31 goals, he had an awful lot of assists. I think throughout last season he contributed to more than 50% of Liverpool’s goals … You’ll love it when you see him play.”

I would dread to think that I was a defender put against Neymar, Messi and Suarez. I don’t think I’d sleep too well the night beforeSo how did his feel when he found out that his star player was leaving for Barcelona? “Everybody wants the best players to stay, don’t they?" he admitted. "I mean how would the Barcelona fans feel if Lionel Messi was leaving, for instance? It was a huge disappointment to the Liverpool fans but obviously you’ve just got to get on with your life. I think every one of them would love to see him back at Liverpool one day just to say goodbye properly and show their appreciation for what he did for the football club.”

Dalglish, who is now a board member at Liverpool, is convinced that Suarez will continue to be a success at his new club. “He’ll bring you plenty of goals” he said confidently. “I would dread to think that I was a defender put against Neymar, Messi and Suarez. I don’t think I’d sleep too well the night before.”

So what does he think of the new-look Barça this season? "Spanish football is well covered in the UK, we get a lot of it on the television" he explained. "But I haven’t seen Barcelona play this year, although I don’t think they’ve missed me! ... However, I’ll be watching el clásico on the 25th. I’ll have that tuned in on the television and maybe see Luis on the pitch at some stage."


Kenny Dalglish interview about FC Barcelona por fcbarcelona


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