STAT ATTACK – Liverpool Star Is Better Than Messi And Ronaldo

We talk statistically based on which we decide which forward has had the best season.

We consider 3 top players this season, similar in style and contribution to their team, and have drawn a lot of comparison this season. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez are the players who can be considered the current best in the world. Luis Suarez has really stepped up his game and with Daniel Sturridge, he has formed an irresistible partnership that has stormed the Premier League and has propelled Liverpool to the top of the table.

Luis Suarez

We can consider the League statistics of each of these players.

1. Luis Suarez

Appearances: 27
Goals Scored: 29
Total shots: 153
Shot Accuracy: 54%
Assists: 11
Chances Created: 75

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Appearances: 27
Goals Scored: 28
Total Shots: 199
Shot Accuracy: 53%
Assists: 8
Chances Created: 39

3. Lionel Messi

Appearances: 24
Goals Scored: 23
Total Shots: 125
Shot Accuracy: 66%
Assists: 10
Chances Created: 54

When we consider statistics like these, we can easily infer that Luis Suarez has by far overshadowed Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi had an injury hit season that forced him to miss two months of football, after which he worked hard to re-gain form and fitness.

Out of all three forwards, Messi has the most accurate shot followed by Suarez and then Ronaldo. Despite this, Luis Suarez is the most clinical this season among the top three performers, because he has the best conversion rate in the trio. With a conversion rate of approximately 35%, he overshadows both Ronaldo( 26%) and Messi( 27%).

The most important and interesting fact here is that the Liverpool talisman has convincingly beaten his high profile competitors in the number of chances created. Both Ronaldo and Messi play in La Liga where defences are not as strong as in the Premier League. Despite that, Luis Suarez has stormed the English game.

Stats show us that Luis Suarez has been the best striker in the world this season by far, worthy of competing with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi. The Merseyside Marauder will be a key man in the upcoming World Cup as well. A great showing at the World Cup with his national side Uruguay would mean he can be one of the contenders for the next FIFA Ballon D’Or award, meaning he can also register himself as the second Liverpool striker after Fernando Torres, to have competed with the best in the world. In fact, Suarez may also be in a strong position for the award if he sustains his 13-14 season’s red hot form into the World Cup and the upcoming season as well.

Written by Dinesh V

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