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Made millions at Liverpool, friend of Messi's and has this pay in South America

By Liam Styles

Made millions at Liverpool, friend of Messi's and has this pay in South America

The striker was a key player for a big club, but now he is about to make a big decision.

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There are few players who can feel historic in the Premier League. It is difficult for an element to be so decisive at times when his club needs him and it is unlikely that these players come out of nowhere. Because when teams like Liverpool have him, they have to enjoy him to the full and hope that another big name in world football does not take him away immediately.

That player started his training in Uruguay with a club called Nacional. He went to Holland with FC Groningen, where he had a record of scoring four goals in five games. In 2008, he was able to move to the biggest team in the Netherlands, Ajax Amsterdam, where he started the great peak of his career and captain Thomas Vermaelen considered him as his 'new skipper'. In total he played 159 games with 111 goals scored and 68 assists.

It was there that Roy Hodgson saw the potential for him to become an idol at Liverpool. The English side paid 26.5 million euros for the talented South American. He had a monumental career, scoring 82 goals and providing 46 assists in 133 appearances. He had several controversies within the institution including some arguments with the technical director and also historic of the team Kevin Keegan. It was rumoured that Real Madrid were going to pay 47 million for him, but in the end the player was always non-transferable.

All that until 2014 when he was signed by FC Barcelona and found his perfect attacking partners. Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. welcomed him as a true brother and turned him into one of the best players to have ever played for the Blaugrana. They won a treble in 2015 and it seemed that the idyll they had with good football would never end. But the striker decided to leave Catalan soil and return to his country.

Who is the former Liverpool player and how much does he earn?

Luis Suarez returned to his homeland after a short spell with Atletico Madrid. He wanted to give something back to the team where he was born and then agreed to be with Brazilian club Gremio. It seems that his old injuries have left him no longer at ease and he would be retiring in the next few days. His salary which was once the highest in England at over 15 million pounds has now been reduced to just 2 million dollars a year. And it could be even lower if the talented Uruguayan wants to stay on the pitch for a while longer despite his declining form.


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