'I was delighted when Luis Suarez left the Premier League!'

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2010/11 - 4 goals in 13 matches
2010/11 - 4 goals in 13 matches
2011/12 - 11 goals in 31 matches
2011/12 - 11 goals in 31 matches
2012/13 - 23 goals in 33 matches
2012/13 - 23 goals in 33 matches
2013/14 - 31 goals in 33 matches
2013/14 - 31 goals in 33 matches
Scroll through the gallery to see Luis Suarez's go
Scroll through the gallery to see Luis Suarez's goalscoring record in the Premier League

A former Premier League star has admitted he wanted to "throw a party" when Luis Suarez left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2014. 

Ex-Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross has revealed how dreadful it was having to face the Uruguayan during his spell in the Premier League with the Reds. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Suarez's Premier League goalscoring record, per the league's official website

Suarez bagged 69 goals and 23 assists in England's top flight for the Merseyside club, and English defender Shawcross has now admitted that the 2013/14 EPL Golden Boot winner gave him nightmares on the pitch, so much so that he was glad to see the back of the striker when he left Liverpool for the Blaugrana. 

"[Luis Suarez is] the best player I ever played against by a country mile," Shawcross, who now plays for David Beckham's club Inter Miami in the US, told Stoke-on-Trent Live. 

"We got a couple of clean sheets against Liverpool when Suarez was in their team but I just couldn't work out how to stop him.  

"I researched strikers before a game and I'd come up with a plan – and Suarez would just do something different.  

"He used to drop to get the ball to feet so I would get right behind him up close… and he'd go behind. It'd be up in the air and I'd at least think that was my domain… and he'd win the header. 

"I couldn't come up with a formula. He had all the attributes and he had that aggression too. I used to like to give an opponent an early kick as a marker – but he'd get in there first and do it to me! 

"Stoke fans would sing about him and I'd just be thinking: 'Don't wind him up! Please be nice to him!'

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"I know he has done some daft stuff at times but for the majority, he was controlled, and making him angry would just make it even harder.  

"He had all the facets and I was delighted when he moved to Barcelona. I was tempted to throw a party and invite all the other centre-backs in the Premier League."

Here are the lowest-paid stars at every Premier League club this season  

Luke Thomas (Leicester City) - £25 000 a week
Luke Thomas (Leicester City) - £25 000 a week
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) - £1 000 a week
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) - £1 000 a week
Will Norris (Burnley) - £5 769 a week
Will Norris (Burnley) - £5 769 a week
Anthony Gordon (Everton) - £10 000 a week
Anthony Gordon (Everton) - £10 000 a week
Marcus Bettinelli (Chelsea) - £35 000 a week
Marcus Bettinelli (Chelsea) - £35 000 a week
Nathan Tella (Southampton) - £12 000 a week
Nathan Tella (Southampton) - £12 000 a week
Liam Delap (Manchester City) - £8 000 a week
Liam Delap (Manchester City) - £8 000 a week
Jan Zamburek (Brentford) - £3 150 a week
Jan Zamburek (Brentford) - £3 150 a week
Bali Mumba (Norwich City) - £5 000 a week
Bali Mumba (Norwich City) - £5 000 a week
Jakub Moder (Brighton & Hove Albion) - £10 000 a w
Jakub Moder (Brighton & Hove Albion) - £10 000 a week
Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) - £24 000 a week
Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) - £24 000 a week
Neco Williams (Liverpool) - £9 000 a week
Neco Williams (Liverpool) - £9 000 a week
Nuno Tavares (Arsenal) - £27 000 a week
Nuno Tavares (Arsenal) - £27 000 a week
Max Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - £14 000 a w
Max Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - £14 000 a week
Remi Matthews (Crystal Palace) - £4 700 a week
Remi Matthews (Crystal Palace) - £4 700 a week
Jeremy Ngakia (Watford) - £2 500 a week
Jeremy Ngakia (Watford) - £2 500 a week
Ben Johnson (West Ham United) - £19 231 a week
Ben Johnson (West Ham United) - £19 231 a week
Shola Shoretire (Manchester United) - £8 000 a wee
Shola Shoretire (Manchester United) - £8 000 a week
Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) - £15 000 a week
Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) - £15 000 a week
Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United) - £17 000 a week
Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United) - £17 000 a week