Ray Parlour has compared Luis Suarez to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry after the Liverpool striker helped his club maintain their 100 per cent record in 2014.
Suarez took his goal tally to 22 yesterday courtesy of a brace against Stoke as the Reds won the game 5-3. The Uruguay international has shaken off the controversies that surrounded his future in the summer to show renewed commitment that has Liverpool once again looking towards Champions League qualification.
Liverpool currently sit just five points off the top of the table and much of that has been due to Suarez's form. And while Brendan Rodgers compared the hitman with PSG striker Edinson Cavani in terms of value, with the Uruguayan valued at £60m following his summer move to the French champions, Parlour believes he is worth double that now, comparing him to Arsenal legend Henry.
When discussing the Man of the Match in Liverpool's win over Stoke, he said on Twitter: "Agree that it has to be Suarez. What a brilliant player. Worth 120 mil now. Unplayable at times like Henry used to be!"
Parlour added: "Big win for Liverpool keeping the pressure on at the top! How tight at the bottom too. What a league!"
For Arsenal fans such as Parlour, watching Suarez will be particularly tough considering the club came so close to landing the attacking star in the summer. The Gunners eventually offered £40m plus one pound to try and land the 26 year old but Liverpool laughed off the bid.
The club's decision to hold onto Suarez has paid dividends after his irresistible form that now has him widely regarded as the best player in the league, despite missing the first five games due to suspension.