According to John Achterberg, the Uruguayan is as relentless and innovative in training as he is in matches.
Suarez set pulses racing at Anfield mid-week to etch his name into the history books with a four-goal haul against Norwich in the Reds’ 5-1 rout.
Goalkeeping coach Achterberg explained that by recreating his deadly finishing in coaching sessions, the No.7 is able to help the likes of Simon Mignolet hone his shot-stopping abilities out on the training field.
“Luis is the same in training as he is in matches – he’s lively,” Achterberg told Liverpoolfc.com. “It helps our ‘keepers to be focused and to try and find a remedy for the actions he produces.
“This will help them when we play bigger teams, who have quality players. So it’s good for them.
“There are not many performances like the one against Norwich that I’ve seen. You have to think far back, but he was from a different planet and everything he touched was a danger and he scored some magical goals.
“I liked the first one because that one gave us an advantage in the game and made it easier for us to play. If you get the first one, then things open up most of the time and you get more chancin this week.Arsenaer Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has signed with Everton.The Dane left the Terriers at the end of the season following their relegation to the Championship.Lossl, 30, has now signed a three-year deal to stay in the Premier League at Goodisl are now 10th in the Premier League — just five points above the relegation places and 10 off Chelsea in fourth. The match was interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge at the Emirates Stadium and he saw his tees to get a second and a third.
“The free-kick and the third goal, when he took a touch over the player and fired it in, was quality as well. You won’t see many better goals.”
While Achterberg was able to marvel at Suarez’s brilliance and the repertoire of his strikes, we wanted to know if he had any tips for opposition ‘keepers – and could John Ruddy have prepared any better for the striker’s sensational 40-yard lob?
“No,” said Achterberg. “The only thing you can say to your ‘keepers is that if there is a bouncing ball, you obviously have to be deep in the goal, because if you are standing a few yards in front, it can loop over you.
“So, you have to be as deep as you can so you can move your feet. Obviously that didn’t happen for Ruddy but it was good for us!”
While Achterberg was delighted the Reds took the opportunity to hit back immediately following their sobering 3-1 defeat against Hull at the weekend, there was one low-point on an otherwise inspiring evening.
Bradley Johnson’s header, seven minutes from time, denied Simon Mignolet a fourth Anfield clean-sheet this season – and Achterberg admitted it was a frustrating goal to concede.
“We were very disappointed,” said the 42-year-old. “It was disappointing for the whole team, because we wanted to keep a clean-sheet and build on that for the next game.
“At the moment, it seems to be one defensive error from the team and then we concede a goal. So we just have to try and keep focused and remain switched on to anything to stop that happening. That will help us to get better results, because you’re not always scoring four or five goals. You might need to win the game 1-0.
“That’s something for the whole team to try and improve on because the defending starts at the front.”
Prior to the 5-1 win over the Canaries, Liverpool had conceded three goals in consecutive away games, at Everton and Hull.
While Achterberg insists that Mignolet was clearly deflated at conceding six in two, there was not a great deal more the Belgian could have done to prevent the goals from flooding in.
“We analysed the games to see if there was anything which we could have done better,” he explained. “In Simon’s case, there was not a lot he could have done.
“There are one or two technical details which he can improve on, but there wasn’t a lot that he could have done differently. But it is frustrating for a goalkeeper to concede three goals.
“The boss had a good chat with the players before the Hull game about what to expect and what we had to think about and then it didn’t come off in the game. So it was an off day for most of the team. But then you have to step up and try and get everyone back on track.”
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“I think we’ve been improving a lot at Anfield over the last few years,” reflected Achterberg. “We had been struggling with teams who come and defend. There’s no guarantee that it will be different on Saturday, but we seem to be breaking teams down with the quality we have.
“If we play at the right tempo, then we will get the chances. Over the last year or so, we’ve been putting the chances away against those types of teams. So hopefully we can continue that.”