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Luis Suarez owes Liverpool

Suarez wants to leave Liverpool (©GettyImages)
Suarez wants to leave Liverpool (©GettyImages).

Luis Suarez has recently expressed his desire to leave Liverpool this summer, citing the criticism from the media as his reasons for his wanting to leave.

But after Liverpool's continued backing for the player after all of his controversial antics, he owes Liverpool at least another season. 

Suarez has insisted his reasons for leaving are not to do with money or the lure of European football, but instead increasing pressure from the British media.

Ahead Uruguay's friendly against France, he told reporters: "It is a difficult oment for me. My coach and my colleagues know that they [the media] didn't treat me well.

"Because of the paparazzi I could not go in my garden, I could not go to the supermarket. My reason for leaving is not the money. It's my family and image. I don't feel comfortable here any more."

Perhaps the attention from the media is unfair, but let's not forget what he has done to attract it. He has a reputation for diving. Paul Scharner expressed this after a 2-0 win against West Brom at the Hawthorns, by saying: "Suarez is one of the best in the world at winning penalties."

After a month-long investigation, Suarez was banned for eight matches and handed a fine after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a match at Anfield in 2011.

During another Premier League game in 2011, Suarez was seen making an insulting gesture towards supporters following a defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage. The striker had been consistently taunted by the home fans after the referee failed to award him a penalty after going down after a challenge from Brede Hangeland during the second half of the match.

In a 2013 FA Cup third round tie against Mansfield, Suarez shamelessly used his right arm to control the ball and score and help send Liverpool through to the fourth round.

And then there was the incident at the end of last season during a league game against Chelsea at Anfield, where Suarez fought with Branislav Ivanovic for the ball before being caught biting the defender on the forearm.

The incident was not seen by the referee and Suraez went on to score a last-minute equaliser. This wasn't even the first time he had been caught biting an opposition player - he did the same while playing for Ajax biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal.

Despite all of his ridiculous antics, Liverpool and the fans have stuck by their man and have continued to support and show love for the striker.

It's about time he repaid that faith and loyalty by helping Liverpool challenge for a place in Europe next season. 

 

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