Liverpool have done the right thing rejecting Arsenal’s £30m offer for Luis Suarez, a derisory sum for a player who is capable of winning the league if he has the service behind him.
Suarez, as we all know, has had a chequered time at Anfield yet is nevertheless crucial to Brendan Rodgers’ plans of getting us into the top four and challenging for trophies once again. At 26, he’s about to enter the peak of his playing career and Rodgers know this. He is worth far more than £30m and Arsenal must be aware of how highly we value him, so fans should view Arsene Wenger’s bid as a means of testing the water.
No matter how pleasing it is that Liverpool have rejected this offer, however, there is still concern that the vultures are circling. Live football commentary listeners know it was the same with Fernando Torres after a stellar 2009/10 season and although we managed to hold on to the Spaniard for another six months our hand was forced with Chelsea’s £50m bid. If Torres was worth that then Suarez is worth at least £60m. The forward is in much greater form, has the potential to improve and has a game that is far more adaptable than Torres’.
Furthermore, betting online punters can see Rodgers has begun building a team around his main striker. With the arrivals of Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas to accompany Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen we’ve got an attacking unit capable of creating and scoring goals.
Make no mistake, if a £60m bid for Suarez came in Rodgers would have no chance of keeping the forward. But Arsenal’s offer is a long way off that and we should forget the notion of the Uruguayan leaving until someone comes in a with deal that properly reflects his world-class talents.