I’m no Reds hero yet – Suarez

The Uruguay international has scored two goals in five Premier

League matches and was instrumental in the 3-1 victory over

Manchester United at Anfield earlier this month. Suarez has

provided a breath of fresh air following the moody antics of

Fernando Torres prior to his £50million move to Chelsea. The

24-year-old has been an instant hit with fans starved of excitement

this season but accepts he still has plenty to do before he will be

happy with the adulation he is receiving. “I’ve only been here just

over a month and a half and it’s good to see the fans are happy,”

he told LFC Weekly. “I came here to work hard for the team and to

do my absolute best. “I think the fans at this club play a major

role – bigger than at some other clubs. “But there are a lot of

games and there is a lot of time to go before I am a real hero.

It’s too early for that.” Suarez’s fellow January arrival Andy

Carroll has also been warmly received by fans who hope their

partnership can propel them towards fifth place – and European

qualification – this season and greater feats in the coming years.

The club’s £35million record signing is still working his way

back to full fitness after a two-month lay-off with a thigh

problem. He is set for only his second senior England cap in

tonight’s friendly against Ghana but there has already been much

debate about whether he should join Stuart Pearce’s Under-21s for

their European Championships appearance in Denmark this summer. It

is a prospect which Liverpool are not keen on and one which has

been roundly criticised by former Reds striker John Aldridge. “It’s

an absolute joke and common sense has to prevail,” he told the

Liverpool Echo. “I’m not a fan of Pearce but this idea of his

really is ridiculous. “The Under-21s is there as a stepping stone

to the senior squad and Carroll has already made that step up.

“Carroll has had a bad injury this season which took a long time to

heal after his move to Anfield from Newcastle in January. “What he

really needs is a decent rest this summer. If he gets that then

both Liverpool and England will reap the benefits of that as he

will be firing on all cylinders next season. “It’s vital Fabio

Capello and the club managers work together. “The England boss

needs their support but he isn’t going to get that by placing

unnecessary demands on their players.”