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Suarez was brought on as a substitute in Atletico Madrid's 3-2 defeat to his former club Liverpool and even though he wasn't on the scoresheet, he did have an eventful cameo.
While Atleti were chasing a late equaliser, the striker was booked for dissent in stoppage time after giving referee a load of abuse.
That came about due to Suarez's unhappiness with a challenge from Van Dijk. The two both went for the ball in the air and Suarez cheekily tried to back into the Dutchman in the same manner we have seen Kane for a number of years now.
The England skipper's dangerous tactic has caused brutal falls for the likes of Gabriel, Aaron Cresswell and Adam Lallana.
Suarez leant on Van Dijk very similarly without any attempt for the ball at the Wanda Metropolitano but the former Celtic man anticipated what was coming and jumped early to win the header.
He still had a bit of an awkward landing but on his way down he caught Suarez on the back of the head, sending him to the turf.
Suarez was utterly furious but only talked himself into a booking. And Liverpool supporters who once adored him at Anfield very much enjoyed seeing him get punished.
Suarez barging into van Dijk while he's airborne risking injuring him with just 1min of stoppage time left is typical him.— Red (@TaintlessRed) October 19, 2021
Van Dijk flattening Suarez is/was just beautiful👍— everton Basher (@EvertonRshite) October 19, 2021
When Van Dijk floored Suarez and he went off crying about it. Love it.— RougeMen:EF (@RougeMEF) October 19, 2021
Van Dijk elbowing Suarez was music to my ears. It covered up his modest performance— Bob (@Banterpool_FC) October 19, 2021
Can’t lie seeing van Dijk go into Suarez like this, I felt something in my soul https://t.co/oCfJD4IZjJ— Bubbles (@_bubblxs) October 19, 2021
Suarez tried to get a free kick for that 😂😂😂😂 he fouled Van Dijk if anything— LFCJ (@Ifcj__) October 19, 2021
Suarez booked for dissent...over a decision that should've gone Van Dijk's way. Then continues the abuse.— Aden Farina-Henry (@aden_farina) October 19, 2021
Just give him a second and send him already.
Luis Suarez doing the Harry Kane special on Van Dijk trying to undercut a defender as they jump for the ball and then feigning an injury. Dangerous type of play. Not surprising.— Jon Townsend (@jon_townsend3) October 19, 2021
Liverpool had been 2-0 and cruising through Mo Salah and Naby Keita but an Antoine Griezmann double brought Atleti back level.
Then, the France international was sent off for a reckless high boot on Roberto Firmino in the early stages of the second half.
Salah scored the winner from the spot 12 minutes from time after Mario Hermoso fouled Diogo Jota.
Atleti boss Diego Simeone appeared to snub a handshake with Jurgen Klopp by immediately running down the tunnel when the full-time whistle was blown.
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