Liverpool journalist Matt Addison has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of former Reds striker Luis Suarez making a return to the Merseyside club during the upcoming summer transfer window.
This comes after Addison made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
On the subject of Suarez, who has been tentatively linked with a reported move back to Anfield, Addison had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I’d be very surprised if Liverpool were in for him. I mean, he was, what, 33 last summer, I think he’s since turned 34.
“You mentioned the wages, I think they’d be absolutely enormous, so it doesn’t really strike me as a kind of player that Liverpool would go for.”
Liverpool originally signed Suarez back in the January 2011 transfer window from Ajax for a fee of £22.7 million. Overall, the 34-year-old, who is currently valued at £13.5 million, made 133 appearances for the Reds in which he managed to score 82 goals and provide 47 assists along the way before moving to Barcelona in 2014.
Should Liverpool try and sign Suarez this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Matt Addison’s comments on a potential Liverpool return for Suarez…
Given how Suarez has a total of 424 club goals to his name, including 21 that he scored this season with Atletico, as well as the fact that goalscoring has been somewhat of an issue for Liverpool during parts of the season, perhaps attempting to bring the striker back to Anfield for next season might not be such a bad idea, in our view.
However, how much longer Suarez can keep performing at the top level is another matter, while sacrificing a Reds attacker for the sake of Suarez may seem an unnecessary headache for Jurgen Klopp. You wonder whether the links would have been made without his prior Liverpool history.