Luis Suarez wants Kenny Dalglish to award him with European Golden Shoe

Dipesh Agarwal / 12 October 2014

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has requested Kenny Dalglish to present him with the European Golden Shoe.

Luis Suarez will be awarded with the European Golden shoe in Barcelona on Wednesday. Suarez wanted to receive the prestigious award in front of fans at Anfield, but that was not possible. He then requested him former manager Kenny Dalglish to award him in a ceremony to be held in Barcelona. Suarez hoped his former skipper Steven Gerrard will join him in the ceremony, but Gerrard didn’t have the time to travel to Spain. Suarez wanted to share the award with his former club, so he arranged for Kenny Dalglish to fly to Barcelona and present him the award. Dalglish signed Suarez from Ajax in a £22m deal in January 2011.

Luis Suarez banged in 31 goals for Liverpool last season and will share the European Golden shoe award with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo will be presented with the award in Madrid on November 6. Suarez set a new goal scoring record at his former club Liverpool beating Robbie Fowler who scored 28 goals during 1995-96 season.

Dalglish told the ECHO in December: “I was privileged the other night to watch Luis in full swing.

“There’s no point comparing players from different generations. You can only judge Luis on what he’s done since he’s come to Liverpool and he’s been absolutely outstanding.

“He was coming in anyway before I took over as manager. We knew what he had done for Ajax and what he was capable of doing.

“We never put any pressure on him, just asked him to do the best he possibly could.

“It’s fantastic to see him playing so well for the club and sticking the ball in the back of the net. He has gone from strength to strength.

“When he scores he lights the place up. You can see what it means to him.

“He loves his football and has total respect for the club and the supporters. We’re seeing the very best of the wee man and long may it continue.”

Suarez is expected to make his official debut for Barcelona against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Oct. 25.

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