WARNING: This blog is written from an Ajax fan point of view to praise and remember Luis Suarez.


It’s over. After weeks of speculations, various bids and nerves it’s official and Luis Suarez moves from Amsterdam to Liverpool. Changing the white-red-white of Ajax for Liverpool’s red. He’s never been walking alone at the Amsterdam ArenA and he will never walk alone at Anfield.

It’s a big blow for everything Ajax. It always is when you lose your best player. Since his arrival in 2007, Luis Suarez has scored 111 goals in 156 games for Ajax. The 14th player ever to score more than 100 goals for Ajax and the 3rd non-Dutchman. Stats he can be proud of. Unfortunately, Suarez has never reached his dream: winning the league with Ajax.

Luis was and is beloved among the Ajax fans. Because of his work rate, because he always kept fighting, because of the love and passion he showed for the club, because he’s a true Ajacied and always will be. This transfer is very much deserved.

I remember the moment I saw him in the ArenA  for the very first time. If I’m right it was against his former club FC Groningen. That was the first moment I  actually saw how good he is. On tv you only see moments. Live in the stadium you see everything: his movement, his technique, his typical ‘fumble football’ and especially his work rate. He’s a player that never gives up fighting and takes a team by the hand (maybe exactly what Liverpool need right now).

I hope ‘El Pistolero’ will be worth every single penny that’s been paid and I think he will. I hope Liverpool fans will love him as much as Ajax fans do. That they’ll be proud of him as much as Ajax fans do. That he’ll score as much goals for Liverpool as he did for Ajax. Just because he deserves this. Even though he’s been slaughtered for his handball and biting Bakkal, he has his heart in the right place. He plays with his heart and with emotion and when you do that, you sometimes do stupid things. He has never let Ajax down and always praised the club. We will miss him and we will remember him. Remember him and his inimitable actions. Him and his fantastic goals. Him and his ‘fumble football’. Him and his unconditional commitment.

I’ll end this with a little letter I saw on the internet after the news came out. I think it speaks for many Ajax fans out here.

‘Dear Luis,
You have given us hope. You have given us joy. You have given us strength. But most important, you made us believe in ourselves again. You made us believe in Ajax and now it’s time to let you go. We do something for you after everything you’ve done for us. Chase your dreams, conquer the world. We know you can. We just hope you’ll remember us. ‘