Liverpool's Suarez confident of Champions League qualification
Luis Suarez was at his imperious best against Norwich in the 5-1 win, as he proved once again while he remains one of the five strikers in the world. His first goal against Chris Hughton's men is likely to be a contender for the goal of the season.
Despite missing the first couple of games, Suarez is top of the goal scoring charts with the team this season. Until recent weeks, it looked like Liverpool would be a surprise contender for the title.
They were only a few points behind leaders Arsenal, but the defeat against Hull and the draw with Everton have cost them dearly. They have slipped to fourth place and seven points behind Arsenal. Qualifying for the Champions League has been the primary objective of Liverpool this season, and Suarez is not deviating from it. According to Sky Sports, he said:
"I think we can achieve what we set out to do [Champions League qualification].
"My aim is just to help make the team better. My job is just to score the goals that mean we keep winning games and get as high in the table as possible.
"I don't know about challenging for the title, but we want to be as high up in the table as possible and do as well as we can."
One of the reasons for people doubting Liverpool's title ambitions is the squad strength. After the injury to Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool suddenly look lightweight of quality options up front. Suarez has to shoulder the burden of carrying the Liverpool team over the next few weeks since the England international is not expected to be back in action for the next four weeks.
Suarez did not choose to speak about Liverpool's title chances, as he preferred to think that the club would be capable of finishing in the top four.
Liverpool bounced back from a poor performance against Hull City on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers will have to find a way to reclaim the early season form after managing just two victories in the last five matches. Everton and Tottenham are not too far behind them in the table, and they will have reasons to be concerned about their current top four position.