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Luis Suarez has been voted as the best January signing of all time

Luis Suarez has been voted as the best January signing of all time

Luis Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax back in January 2011

Luis Suarez’s move from Ajax to Liverpool in 2011 has been voted as the best January transfer of all time.

As we approach the end of the 2023 January transfer window, it has been another month filled with drama.

Chelsea were the big spenders again as they splashed out to bring in the likes of Myhailo Mudryk, David Fofana and potentially Enzo Fernandez.

Over the years, there have been some brilliant transfers made in January so therefore we asked the SPORTbible audience to vote for the best of all time.

We gave them four options, Bruno Fernandes, Luis Suarez, Virgil van Dijk and Nemanja Vidic.

All four mentioned players have had a huge impact since joining their respective clubs.

However, there could only be one winner and the audience decided that Suarez was the best January signing of all time after receiving more than 40% of the votes. Van Dijk came second ahead of Vidic and Fernandes.

Uruguayan Suarez moved to Anfield in a deal worth £22.8 million from Dutch side Ajax.

Suarez made his debut for the Reds against Stoke as a second-half substitute and went on to score his first goal in front of the Kop to seal a 2-0 win for Liverpool. In total, Suarez made 133 appearances across all competitions, scoring 82 goals.

During his stay at Anfield, the striker got his hands on the Carling Cup in 2012 and was close to inspiring Liverpool to the Premier League title in the 13/14 season but eventually fell short against Manchester City.

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In 2014, Suarez moved to Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona for £60 million and went on to form a formidable front three alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi.


Honourable mentions for the likes of Van Dijk, Fernandes and Vidic but their impact was not as big as Suarez, who managed to galvanise the whole club after the fans were dealing with the departure of Fernando Torres to Chelsea.

After Barcelona, Suarez moved to Atletico Madrid and helped them clinch the La Liga title in the 20/21 campaign.

Currently, Suarez is playing for Brazilian side Gremio, where he reunited with former Liverpool teammate Lucas Leiva.

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Topics: Luis Suarez, Football, Liverpool, Premier League