Rumours have been swirling all across the blogosphere that Luis Suarez may be contemplating finally parting ways with Liverpool.
Currently seeing out a lengthy ban accumulated for biting a player, Suarez is weighing up his options.
Surely he cannot be dissatisfied with fans who have supported him through some of his controversial antics.
Yet, without Suarez, where would Liverpool fans turn? Well, there's always good old captain fantastic Steven Gerrard to look up to, but with Gerrard ageing fast, performances are bound to dip sooner or later.
The bottom line is Liverpool fans are stuck with their bad-boy. The question is whether Suarez wants to be stuck with them.
It's easy to pinpoint what is troubling Suarez right now: the lack of trophies and accolades. While it is easy to hate him, even the most detestable opponent must acknowledge his annoyingly precocious skill with the ball.
Suarez is, undoubtably, one of the world's best players. For those not keeping count, last season he accumulated an incredible 40 goals for Liverpool and Uruguay. The talent is clearly there - why hasn't anyone snapped him up yet? Could it be his love for the club, or just his holding out for higher wages?
Suarez is arguably the most polarising figure in world football (the only reason this is arguable is because of a certain AC Milan bad-boy with a mohawk seemingly made out of mayonnaise).
Clubs have to ask themselves whether they are ready to take on the undeniable plethora of press attention that follows Suarez wherever he goes. Furthermore, they need to decide whether they want Suarez's sometimes childish antics to affect the reputation of the club. It's quite clear that if Suarez was as pacified as a certain Jamie Carragher, there would be no shortage of buyers willing to shell out Liverpool's demanded £55m.
However, the additional risk that Suarez brings inevitably sees this price lowered to around £40m. If Suarez want to leave, he must find a way to make up the difference created by his own behaviour. His performances make him a £55m player and Liverpool understandably will accept nothing less than this - but if he ever wants to move on, he needs to take steps to renounce his old habits and give buyers justifiable reason to believe he will change.
Liverpool seem to have already lined up his replacement in Iago Aspas but, if Suarez doesn't commit to rectifying his immaturity, don't be surprised to see him donning the hallowed red of Liverpool this September.
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