Ever since his high profile move to Liverpool, Luis Suarez has stayed true to character, continuing to amass and leave trails of controversies behind him.
Ironically, Liverpool have been put in positions where they have been walking alone in their attempts to defend their star man from the many accusations that have been swung his way.
Sometimes it has seemed as if Liverpool were right to insinuate that their mercurial striker was being harshly victimised, but other times they seemed nothing shy of unbelievable, trying to defend actions which spoke for themselves and were otherwise unjustifiable.
For all the damage Suarez has done to the great footballing institution that is Liverpool, the least he could do to show his appreciation for the support that he has been given from fans and especially Brendan Rodgers, during tumultuous times, is to show some loyalty to the club.
Recently, Rodgers has urged Suarez to reciprocate the loyalty Liverpool showed him during times of controversy. Someone would be well versed to remind him that Liverpool stood beside him through his racism row with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, the subsequent negative headlines he attracted for snubbing Evra’s pre-match handshake, a handball goal against Mansfield in the third round of the FA Cup, and last but not the least, the biting incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
When Suarez first announced his desire to leave England due to disillusionment with life in the country, it was a tad bit understandable, because on a base level it really does seem like Suarez has been victimised by the media.
In the light of news that Arsenal are leading the race to sign the Liverpool ace, Suarez just seems like an ungrateful hypocrite. Arsenal are an English club, and a move there would not take him away from the prying eyes of the English media, who are supposedly the reason for his desire to move from Liverpool. It would be understandable if Suarez was thinking of advancing his career, which he could do with Arsenal, since they are a Champions League club.
While a player of his calibre certainly deserves to be in the Champions League, Suarez should not be quick to forget that Liverpool have stood by him throughout the rough times, even compromising some of their philosophy for the striker, and if that doesn’t warrant reciprocation in the form of loyalty, then what does?
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