By Nimish Amlathe
Back in January last year,when Fernando Torres left Liverpool so that he can be at the “top” level with a “big club”,it left liverpool fans heartbroken.Kenny’s Red Army needed a new hero.Stepped up Uruguayan sensation Luis Suarez.What an instant impact he had! Scored a goal in front of the kop and won the hearts for Liverpool faithfuls in a jiffy. His movement,trickery and gumption -no wonder Fernando Torres was forgotten.
Apparently what seemed a beautiful story turned into a nightmare for Suarez in no time . Injury problems for Gerrard and poor form of Andy Carroll made Liverpool side so weak that they had to rely on Suarez to produce something magical week in week out. Although Suarez enjoyed a fantastic summer winning the Copa America and Player of the Tournament , he couldn’t carry this form for long . And then Evra happened.
Patrice Evra accused Liverpool’s no 7 of making abusive racial comments. F.A. investigated and eventually Suarez got an 8 match ban. Liverpool’s manager and players supported Suarez by wearing infamous “Luis Suarez Tshirts” . Further adding to Suarez’s woes, Liverpool’s poor form in the league continued. After a frustrating night at the Craven Cottage,Suarez raised his middle finger towards Fulham fans. Result – Another one match ban.
After Ronaldo and Tevez , BPL now welcomed their new “Bad Boy”. Scoring goals became a problem for a guy who used to score goals for fun at Ajax and for Uruguay.He started getting booed in almost every away match . After the lengthy ban, pundits backed Luis to come back stronger than ever. But it wasn’t to be. For the second time,Evra happend. Suarez refused to shake hands with the french international resulting in further damage to his already spoiled reputation.Man Utd won the game and Eva celebrated in front of Luis. He became one for those players people now “love to hate”.
Liverpool FC continued their relentless support for Luis,even if it jeopardized Liverpool’s reputation.Kenny Dalglish took one for the club there.Luis struggled to score goals and apparently seemed frustrated on the pitch all the time. Liverpool won the Carling Cup and Suarez got his first winner’s medal for the club.Uruguayan international has already given some moments which Liverpool fans will cherish for life.
Suarez is dealing with plethora of problems both on and off the pitch.Now what should he do?
Move on and repay Liverpool’s faith by regaining his old form or should he go for the change? New club,new country and new ambitions.
Well to be honest, I don’t know. He needs to earn the respect of Football Fans all over again.Can he do it? We shall see. We all want to see Ajax’s Luis Suarez again because that is what he actually he. Not what he is right now. Its a bad phase.We hope for the best for Luis.
Rise Above Hate Suarez.