From the shores of Montevideo

The footballing relationship shared by England and Uruguay has been somewhat strained in recent years, what with Luis Suarez enduring a rough ride in the English press during his time at Liverpool (rightly so, in the eyes of many) and La Celeste unceremoniously dumping the Three Lions out of the World Cup in 2014.

Despite this, a handful of Uruguayans continue to brave the English game – with Martin Caceres, who recently signed for Southampton, the latest to join them (although, having yet to make his debut for the Saints, he won’t be appearing on this list).

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, some 19 players from Uruguay have played in England’s top flight (with varying degrees of success). That may not seem like much, but when you factor in that we’re talking about a country of just 3.5m, it’s a pretty impressive number.

Seeing how far Liverpool (and Brendan Rodgers’ career) have fallen since Suarez jumped ship to Spain has underlined just how influential the striker was during his three and a half years at Anfield. Whilst he may have occasionally hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, the Barca star is arguably in the top five to ten players ever to play in England.

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