Suárez started his professional career at Nacional, in Uruguay, where he won the national championship in 2006, after that Dutch side Groningen came in for him and he went on to score 10 goals in 29 games for them in the 2006/07 season. His impressive play attracted the attention of other European clubs and he eventually moved to league rivals Ajax, where he would score 81 goals in 110 appearances.
Suárez made his international debut in 2007, in a 3–1 win against Colombia. At the 2010 World Cup Suarez scores two goals in four games, but will be most remembered for his last minut goal-line handball that denied Ghana a clear goal. Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent penalty, Suarez was sent off, but Uruguay won the game in the shoot-out to reach the semi-finals.
Uruguay forward Suarez was the 2010 Dutch Footballer of the Year, in the January 2011 transfer window he joined Liverpool for £22.8 million on a five & half year deal. At Anfield Luis will wear the famed number seven shirt, worn previously by club legends Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish.