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Liverpool's No 7 grabbed a remarkable 31 goals (zero from penalties) and 12 assists, despite being suspended for the first five league games of the season. He even hit the woodwork nine times and set up countless more chances.
His goals per game rate of 0.94 puts him above the best single-season ratio of fellow Golden Boot winners such as Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamad Salah and Thierry Henry. Plus the quality of Suarez's strikes was amazing, as he tore defences apart.
"The best season by a player in PL I've ever seen. Don't think I'll ever witness something better than this. Absolutely unstoppable," reads a typical Twitter comment under his dazzling highlight video.
"As great as some of our current team are, I'll always struggle to rate any of them higher than this man," confesses a Liverpool fan.
"The best individual season in Premier League history and no one even comes close," claims another supporter.
The best season by a player in PL I've ever seen. Don't think I'll ever witness something better than this. Absolutely unstoppable. https://t.co/7MuwCSiUp4- Swaminathan Sundar (@swami1296) January 26, 2021
As great as some of our current team are I'll always struggle to rate any of them higher than this man. An absolute privilege to watch. The best number 9 of our generation:thumbsup: https://t.co/n23ot5QFjd- Ross Brown (@RossBrown1906) January 26, 2021
Best individual season ever in PL pic.twitter.com/hk1pyqGESe- Culé :flag_black: (@MessiScored) January 25, 2021
I'm emotional, what a season. Suárez is without doubt the most talented footballer I've ever seen for Liverpool.- Dahir (@dboetan7i) January 26, 2021
Suarez was simply unplayable as Liverpool came close to a hugely unexpected title win. And all this coming off the back of a miserable, controversial summer.
The Uruguayan began the season seeing off the remainder of a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez also agitated to leave Liverpool in the summer with Arsenal making their infamous £40 million + £1 bid and Reds boss Brendan Rogers accused Suarez of "total disrespect".
But, as usual with El Pistolero, he came back firing. Suarez already had nine goals in eight games before Liverpool hosted Norwich in December - he destroyed them with four goals of mind-blowing quality: from a 40-yard lob to a dead-eyed free-kick.
Six goals followed in his next three games as the 26-year-old put rocket fuel into LFC's title bid. Combining with Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Steven Gerrard, it gave Rodgers' side a devastating attack (even if their defence remained a glass jaw).
An 11-game winning streak - including a 3-0 victory over Manchester United, a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal and a 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City - put Liverpool top of the league. But Gerrard's slip against Chelsea led to defeat and City grabbed the initiative.
Suarez 13/14 > any other year by any premier league striker https://t.co/NRfrFjAAnG- James (@J96Smith) January 25, 2021
the guy set the PL record for goals, only played in 33 games, and first half of this video doesn't have any of his goals and is clear cut chances he created for others. He was just on another level.- Adam Cohen (@admcohen28) January 26, 2021
Suarez, in tears after Liverpool surrendered a 3-0 lead to Crystal Palace in their next game, ended the season without a league title but with a host of individual awards (including a share of the European Golden Shoe).
The striker left for Barcelona for £65 million that summer. Further goals and glory awaited him - while Liverpool would eventually hire Jurgen Klopp and get it right too.
But the tenacious individual genius of Suarez's 2013/14 still stays with any football fan who watched it.
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