Since his arrival at Liverpool, Luis Suarez has provided the Anfield faithful with a real headache. He’s probably the best striker in the world, a man of genuine talent, who’s capable of changing a game in an instant. But he’s also a world-class nitwit, who’s often more trouble than he’s worth.
As a result, the fans have had to balance a certain moral queasiness with a desire for on the field success. The simple truth is that Liverpool are more likely to win with Suarez on the pitch and that’s why so many of his wrongs have been forgiven.
I think it’s fair to say that the Uruguayan troublemaker has received more support than your typical Premier League footballer would if he were to become embroiled in a racism saga and/or chomp into a fellow professional’s arm.
But it’s widely agreed that Suarez crossed a line this summer. It was during the summer transfer window, after all, that Luis finally turned his back on the fans that supported him through thick and thin.
First he batted his eyelashes at Real Madrid and then Arsenal, when the two clubs made their interests clear. Following Arsenal’s £40m (and £1) bid, he asked that he be allowed to leave.
Given that he spent most of the summer claiming that he wanted to escape the British press, I think it’s fair to say that his actions constitute a betrayal. He clearly wants out of Liverpool, despite having the backing of the fans. After everything that’s happened, I can’t help but feel that he should be allowed to get his way.
I certainly wouldn’t be sorry to see him go.
According to The Mirror, Real Madrid are ready to make another attempt to sign the Uruguayan forward this January. It’s it’s true, this could end up being a good thing for Liverpool.
After all, it would allow the club plenty of time to find a replacement. What’s more, they’d earn a healthy fee from his sale. Brendan Rodgers would be able to go out and buy another truly world-class striker.
It would also avoid a situation where Liverpool end up having to sell to a Premier League rival (like Arsenal). I don’t think the fans could stomach seeing him earn silverware with another club. Moving to Real Madrid would rule out this eventuality.
So let’s hope Brendan Rodgers lets it happen?
What’s your take? Is it time to let go of Luis Suarez?
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