Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez has flown out to Melbourne to join his fellow teammates at their pre-season tour. 

Suarez was controversially named in Brendan Rodgers' squad to tour Indonesia, Australia and Thailand despite claims that the Uruguayan was close to agreeing a deal with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Little over a month ago, Suarez announced that he wanted to leave the Anfield outfit this summer, claiming that the English media and FA had been far too tough on him and felt he was being singled out for national critics. 

In the two year period Suarez has been at Liverpool he has suffered the same number of lengthy bans, firstly for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, and secondly for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

Suarez received an eight game ban for the Evra incident and a 10 match ban for the assault of Ivanovic. 

Suarez felt that the bans were harsh and often spoke of his anger of the way the whole situation was being dealt with.

Suarez is no stranger to bad press as he received yet another 10 match ban at former team Ajax for biting a fellow player on the shoulder. 

As well as being a villain within the game - the Uruguayan also has a reputation for diving. 

Suarez is a character packed full of flair and is often ridiculed for his knack of going down far too easily. 

Despite being slaughtered in the press week-in, week-out the Liverpool superstar still found a way to earn the plaudits with his outrageous performances and often unplayable football.

Receiving the press he does it would of been easy to take his anger out and put in a formal transfer request stating he no longer wanted to play his football in the country, but no Suarez got his head down for his club and proved to be Liverpool's talisman throughout the 12/13 campaign. 

He was named in the PFA team of the year and proved that despite his reputation he is one of the world's best forwards.

Rodgers will have a chance to plead with Suarez over his future at the Merseyside club. 

This will be the first time the two would have talked since Suarez announced his will to leave Rodgers' men and the Irishman is very optimistic about discussing his main man's future. 

All along Rodgers has stated that Liverpool are in a position where they don't need or have to sell Suarez and could quite easily keep hold of their talisman. 

Days before Suarez flew out to join Rodgers he stated that Suarez was worth just as much, if not more than his Uruguay teammate Edinson Cavani who joined French giants PSG for little over £55m.

With Arsenal the front runners in the race for his signature Rodgers will be convinced he'll be able to hold on to Suarez despite his will to leave. 


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