It was a dream debut for the ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez as he began life in Brazil with a hat-trick and a trophy while another former Reds star Lucas Leiva saw it from the stands.
Suarez to Gremio
Luis Suarez signed for the seventh club of his senior carrier in December 2022. The ex-Barca player had agreed to join Brazilian side Gremio on a two-year contract.
Although the reunion of both ex-LFC players could not happen on the pitch as Lucas is currently out of action, due to a heart problem discovered during a pre-season medical test.
Suarez netted his first goal for the Porto Alegre in only 5 minutes. Throughout the match, the Uruguayan showed his class and his hat trick made the Brazilian side win the match.
Back in PL
The Uruguayan joined the Reds side way back in the 2010-2011 season. He stayed with the Merseyside club for four years and then moved to Spanish giants Barcelona.
Luis ruled as the best center forward in the world for a few years. His journey of European domination started from the time he played for the Reds. He had a memorable and remarkable 2013-14 season.
The Uruguayan international scored 31 goals in 33 matches. He was the top scorer of that season. While the infamous Liverpool trio of Triple S (Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez) was the key to Liverpool finishing 2nd in the league that season.
Lucas Leiva on his Luis Suarez
Lucas was present at the Arena do Gremio. Speaking after the game, he referred to his old team-mate as a “winning player”. He also said
“I had no doubt that he would arrive and make a difference”.
Discussing his own future as a player, the 36-year-old revealed that he still has hope that he can return to the field.
Lucas was also a part of the Liverpool team where the Uruguayan had his best years. The Reds fans all over the world will be delighted to see this Ex-Merseyside duo back in action.