Luis Suarez joined Liverpool for £22.7m on 31 January 2011 from Ajax. He has since become a big player for Liverpool and has kept them in contention for the European places.
However, he has had many off-field problems in England, and with recent interest from Real Madrid he could leave Liverpool.
Last season Suarez was arguably the best striker in England. He scored 30 goals in 44 appearances for Liverpool, including 23 goals in only 33 Premier League appearances. The Uruguay striker has also scored 31 goals in only 62 caps for his country.
He has demonstrated why the club paid Ajax so much money for him by his ability to consistently score important goals for the Merseyside club. As a player Suarez has shown he has the ability to glide past players with ease and score from impossible angles. This means any club in the world would be glad to take him.
Despite his good form this year Suarez has had some serious off-field problems. In April 2013 he received a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool's 2-2 draw at Anfield with the London club.
The striker missed Liverpool's last four games of the season and will now miss the first six games of next season. What makes this worse is that it is a repeated offence. The former Ajax captain was given a seven-match ban for biting former PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ottman Bakkal's shoulder after a 0-0 draw in 2011.
The Uruguayan has had more controversies at Liverpool, though. He was accused of diving by former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis in October 2012. Most notably, though, he was given an eight-match suspension and fined £40,000 in December 2011 for racially abusing Machester United's Patrice Evra.
He then refused to shake hands with the French left-back in February 2012 and, as a consequence, was called a disgrace by Sir Alex Ferguson. Suarez's reputation in England is overall not very good and the English media have him continuously under scrutiny.
Real Madrid has recently shown an interest in Suarez. There is no doubt that the player would be a success at Madrid. With the imminent departure of Gonzalo Higuain, the Spanish club will be in need of a striker and Suarez certainly fits the bill.
The player would have more chance of winning trophies in the Spanish capital than at his current club. Most importantly he can play at the highest level. Real Madrid can offer him Champions League football; at his current club this is not possible at the present moment in time.
On the other hand, Liverpool has stood by Suarez through all his problems in England so he owes the club a debt of gratitude. Manager Brendan Rodgers is also building a team around him.
With the recent acquisitions of players such as Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, also with other new arrivals in the summer, Liverpool could make a push for a Champions League spot.
The 26-year-old also recently signed a new long-term contract with his current club in August 2012. Suarez has a good relationship with the Liverpool fans so selling him could hurt the Anfield faithful. He is one of the best strikers the club has ever had since Ian Rush and is therefore almost irreplaceable.
On balance it would be best if the striker left Liverpool. If he stays and continues to cause problems for the club then the reputation of Liverpool Football Club could be tarnished.
A move to Real Madrid would mean a fresh start for the player in a different league where he may be under less scrutiny than in England. The money Liverpool would receive from selling the player could be upwards of £40m and the club could buy a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher and also another striker.
Suarez is a special talent but, with all his problems in England, it would be best for both Liverpool and the player to part ways and allow the striker to make a dream move to Real Madrid.
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