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Dirty Tackle

Oldham manager compares Luis Suarez to a ‘dirty street rat’…in a good way

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez just keeps racking up the accolades this season. The Premier League's top scorer was credited with "doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get a penalty" by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last weekend and now Oldham manager Lee Johnson has dubbed Suarez "a dirty street rat." And he means that as a compliment.

Liverpool will host Oldham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday — a match-up notable since it pits father against son in the form of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Oldham midfielder Anton Rodgers. But now it will probably be about Johnson and the street rat, who previously played against each other in a 2009 friendly when Johnson was with Bristol City and Suarez was with Ajax.

From The Mirror:

"He's like a dirty street rat, and I mean that in the best possible way," said Johnson of the Reds' star striker, who left the Dutch giants for Anfield in 2011.

"He's sharp and horrible - all that is in admiration for him, because he's a winner. He has that desire to be better today than he was yesterday."

A horrible, dirty street rat. Isn't that what everyone wants written as their epitaph?

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