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Vincent Kompany says Luis Suarez is the best player he's ever faced

Liverpool signed Luis Suarez from Ajax Amsterdam off the back of his incredible performances in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He cost the club £22.7m and it’s on of the least remembered transfer fees in football due to the incredible tenure that followed which saw the Uruguay icon score 82 goals and assist 47 in just 133 games.

He contributed to just under a goal per game and was terrifying for rival defenders to face.

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In his final season at the club, Suarez nearly broke the 38-game season record for goals scored when he netted 31 times in 33 games while also assisting 17 times.

Speaking on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel, Vincent Kompany said the former Liverpool forward is the best he has ever faced in the Premier League ahead of the likes of Mohamed Salah and Eden Hazard.

“Who is the toughest opponent you played against?” Rio Ferdinand asked.

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Kompany replied: “I would say Luis Suarez.”

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The former Man City skipper continued: “Because he’s unconventional in everything he does, it’s a game within the game. He’ll fall on the floor and fake an injury, by the time you’re complaining to the ref, he’s running in behind.

“He’s nicking the ball, playing it against your knees and all this. If a ball goes in behind, when you’re looking left he’s jumping right, when you look left he’s jumping right. I had my best and the worst games against him.”

Possibly my biggest heartbreak as a Liverpool fan was not seeing the Reds lift the Premier League title in 2014 which saw Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho thrive together.

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