Why Liverpool got Barcelona star Luis Suarez for so cheap during Kenny Dalglish spell

LIVERPOOL managed to sign Barcelona star Luis Suarez on the cheap during Kenny Dalglish’s spell.

Liverpool signed Suarez from Ajax back in January 2011 after losing Fernando Torres to Chelsea.

Torres had chosen to swap Anfield for Stamford Bridge in a huge £50million transfer – making him the UK’s most-expensive footballer at the time.

Liverpool landed Andy Carroll from Newcastle but also followed that up by signing Suarez on the cheap.

The Uruguay international touched down on Merseyside for £22.

7m from Ajax and went on to be money well spent.

The 32-year-old spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield.

And, during that time, he came close to delivering the Premier League title that Liverpool supporters crave.

In today’s climate, Suarez would cost a staggering amount.

But ESPN say the Reds were able to sign the striker for so cheap because of his discipline problems.

At the time of the transfer, Suarez was banned from Dutch football for biting an opponent.

But Ajax were wary of the player’s price dropping given his on-field conduct issues.

As a result, Liverpool were able to land him on the cheap and the rest is now history.

Meanwhile, Suarez recently praised Liverpool for their stunning season under Jurgen Klopp.

But he stopped short of saying if whether or not he would seal a stunning return.

“Currently we work for two different clubs so that’s not an issue for me at the moment,” he said.

“But sure every player would like to train under Jurgen Klopp.

“Anyone who has ever played in Liverpool remains connected to the club for a lifetime.

“The team plays terrific football and I am very interested in how they will do this year.