Naturally, Liverpool fans are beginning to grow a little bored of the whole situation. What’s particularly frustrating is the slew of emotional responses that this transfer saga has provoked. Does Luis Suarez really deserve that? If he wants to move on, shouldn’t the Reds send him on his way, wish him luck and move on?
I’m not blind to the fact that he’s an extremely important player for the Reds. He was Liverpool’s best player by a country mile last season. Even with his disciplinary record, Suarez is worth his weight in gold.
I won’t go into the usual cliches and superlatives that seem to attach themselves to Suarez. Suffice to say, I think most teams would (secretly) like to see Luis Suarez lead their line.
What clubs don’t like, is keeping hold of a player who wants to move on. It’s for exactly this reason that the Reds need to get rid. Liverpool legend, Jan Molby seems to be with me on that point:
“The last thing you want is an unhappy player and Liverpool know that. They’ve been busy in the market and it appears they’re almost readying themselves for life without Suarez. I think he’s made it pretty clear that he would like to try something new, including playing at a club that’s in the Champions League. If that’s how he feels, the club has to do the business.” (Source: The Mirror)
That’s right Jan. Stripping away any emotional reaction from to this story, Liverpool need to consider selling on a purely financial basis. I said earlier that Suarez is worth his weight in gold – so why not convert that into cash and start plucking up other players and building a more balanced, stronger squad?
Too often last year, Liverpool were a one-man team, reliant on Suarez’s goals and technical ability to pull them through. When this reliance becomes embedded, it’s not healthy for the future of the club. The Reds need to break free.
Brendan is already in the process of building a more well-rounded squad. Selling Suarez may well be the last step. If he’s ready to go, Liverpool should be ready to sell.
Whatever happens, let’s just hope it’s all resolved soon. The Reds need to start planning for their future.
What’s your take? Should Liverpool wave goodbye to their talisman, Luis Suarez?
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