After the Chelsea game many bookies including Betfair.com had their odds stacked in favour of Suarez staying at Liverpool however that seems to have changed over the last couple of weeks.
Luis Suarez hadn’t even set foot on British soil when the British news media had already tarnished his name. If you can recall, it all goes back to the 2008 World Cupwhen Luis prevented Ghana from winning with that infamous hand ball. He was called cheat while almost every professional player interviewed claimed that they would have done the same thing. Roll forward a couple of years and Luis was involved in a biting incident in the Eredivisie.
Of course we all know the rest, Luis signed for Liverpool in January 2011 while everyone was focused on Torres leaving. Luis settled into L.F.C. and made an immediate impact. And then came the Evra incident in which the club and most Liverpool supporters stood by him over the unfair treatment by the F.A. and the News Media.
His name was forever tarnished and the F.A. made sure of that by slapping him with a £40,000 fine and an eight match ban. Many Liverpool fans (including me) cried foul over the inconsistency with the punishment handed to Suarez compared to that dished out to John Terry.
The 2012-13 season came, Suarez was accused of constantly diving, he quickly shut the mouths of his critics by scoring goals and some (like the one against Newcastle) left even his biggest critics in awe.
And then came that biting incident which changed everything, most of us who had defended Luis since day one couldn’t do it any more. The British News Media and everyone in the world including world leaders had something to say. Defending Luis became impossible and it started looking likely that he would leave Liverpool.
The Liverpool F.C. brass were quick to dismiss any rumours of Suarez leaving, Luis himself promised he will stay. A few weeks ago, Luis joined his Uruguayan team mates and started talking to the South American press, this time however it was different. While he had criticised the British press before, now he was talking about moving to Spain, playing in La Liga. While he had a good point to make regarding the past incidents unfortunately he hasn’t helped himself when he bit Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez was on the path to win the golden boot and was starting to win some of his critics however that split second of insanity in the Chelsea game changed everything.
L.F.C. have now asked Suarez to make a formal transfer request as reported by the Independent and many other news sources. Without a doubt Luis Suarez will leave Liverpool, if it is not during this window, it will be the next or the one after.
It will be a massive loss to lose him as he is a quality player, however many Liverpool fans (including me) have now come to terms with him leaving, a matter of when not it. If it is going to be done in this window, let us hope it is wrapped up quickly and not left until the last day for Jim White to drool over.