Luis Suarez is perhaps one of the most controversial players in the Premier League, but without a doubt he is one of its star players at the same time.
The skill and quality he has makes him one of the prized assets of modern football - something Liverpool are all too aware of.
His constant condescending remarks towards the club and requests to leave are not something that will have been welcomed with open arms, especially with how the club stood by him.
Suarez's past two years in the Premier League have been filled with controversy. It started when he was allegedly racist towards Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, and was handed an eight match ban by the FA. In the FA Cup he handled the ball a goal against Mansfield which ended up being the winning goal. He was continuously criticised for his diving. And when everyone thought he had finally sorted his attitude out, he infamously bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic on the arm.
Yet Liverpool stood by him. Kenny Dalglish publicly supported Suarez during the racism row, and as some remember all too clearly, the club wore t-shirts before their match in order to show they were on his side. Brendan Rodgers has constantly sang his praises, and it is hard to believe that he didn't have some part in helping to improve Suarez's reputation.
During their recent victory in Melbourne, Luis Suarez will have gained an impression of just how much support the club has. A stadium packed full of 95,000 fans - which is the equivalent of two Anfield's and then some more - turned up to see the crowd play. And most of the crowd were Liverpool fans. The rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' was enough to make anybody's spine tingle, and the Liverpool scarves and banners held aloft only added to the atmosphere.
Brendan Rodgers made sure Luis Suarez was blown away by the atmosphere, bringing him on for the first time since his infamous encounter 17 minutes before the end - when the crowd had been chanting for him.
Brendan Rodgers was also quick to remind Suarez that he owed the club something for all the support they had given him, stating after Arsenal's bid: the support he has received from the supporters and the people of the city of Liverpool has been unrivalled."
Whatever he chooses to do with his future, Suarez should not that there are not many clubs, managers or fans who would have the patience to deal with his antics.
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