“I practice, because it’s one skill that at one time I never really mastered and so I worked on it a bit,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I think it just needed practice and you can also learn from watching players of the class of Steven [Gerrard] and how he strikes the ball, as well as watching players from the past, it all helps.”
Goals against, Manchester City, Udinese, twice against Zenit, and now Wigan has surely placed the Uruguayan as first choice deadball specialist at the club – hasn’t it? Not necessarily, according to Suarez:
“I think Steven [Gerrard] has been taking the free-kicks for a good while now but I think he realises that there are now one or two teammates who are up for taking them, myself included.
“There are some other top players who can also take them, but at that moment in the game you are anxious to take the kick yourself and as I said before, the support of your teammates gives you that extra confidence.”
Amazingly, Suarez had never scored direct from a free-kick for the Reds, prior to this season, but practice makes perfect –as these recently taken photographs reveal.
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