Keeping Suarez At Liverpool
Luis Suarez is a world class striker and has been Liverpool’s best signing in many years, but can Liverpool hold onto their star striker?
Suarez signed a new, long term contract last summer for Liverpool ending speculation of a move to Manchester City. But Suarez just seems to be getting better and better with every game this season and unfortunately the same can’t be said for Liverpool.
Suarez is an ambition man and throughout his career he has continued to make progress by moving to teams that can test his ability at a higher level. Suarez left his homeland at a young age for Europe and Groningen in Holland proving that he had an ambition in abundance. Groningen couldn’t hold onto the rising young star and when Ajax made a bid for Suarez, they had to let him go.
Suarez continued to improve and make progress at both club and international level, catching the eye of Liverpool, who signed him. Suarez made an immediate impact scoring on his debut and has impressed ever since with his style of play and now this season in particular, with his goal ratio.
Suarez has become such an important player for Liverpool, especially this season with the lack of strikers in Liverpool’s squad. Suarez has scored most of Liverpool’s goals this season and Liverpool have become reliant on the Uruguayan. The striker’s form has brought many admirers and with Liverpool looking set to miss out once again on a top four spot in the League and entry into the Champions League, then the vultures that are European football’s elite may come to snatch him away from Anfield.
Suarez looks happy at Liverpool and is adored by Kopites, but he has had a rough ride since his arrival to England, with controversy never too far away. Suarez gets abused at every away ground and the nation’s media are quick to criticise the slightest misdemeanour from Suarez with headline news.
For the love of the Kop and the hatred of everyone else I don’t think it matters to Suarez as his ambition drives him on in his career, and worryingly for Liverpool this could be the time for Suarez to move on to a team that can guarantee him Champions League football where he can test his ability at the highest level of European football.
Liverpool might still make it into the top four, but it is a long shot. But if Liverpool show improvement and look to be heading in the right direction under Brendan Rodgers’ leadership then Suarez might stay if the club show the ambition that he does. Liverpool can’t afford to lose Suarez in their quest to become a top team in England once again.
Liverpool need world class players like Suarez to attract other world class players to the club, especially if they don’t have the attraction of Champions League football to encourage them. Keeping players like Suarez and Gerrard and Agger will show that Liverpool are very ambitious and have much quality to progress in the right direction.
But if Liverpool end the season mid-table Suarez could be tempted to further his career with a different team, and that could be a disaster for Liverpool at this moment in time. This second half of the season is going to be very important for the future of Suarez and for Liverpool.