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Luis Suarez: The boy who cried wolf

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Honesty is not a word often associated with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

After an interview with The Guardian newspaper this week, Suarez has revealed that he was assured last summer by Brendan Rodgers that he could leave if the club failed to make the top four in 2012/13. 

He said: "I spoke with Brendan Rodgers several times and he told me: 'Stay another season, and you have my word if we don't make it then I will personally make sure that you can leave."

If true, those comments suggest that Suarez has every right to be angry and demand that Rodgers fulfils his promise. 

The problem is, however, is it true that the Liverpool boss said those comments?

Rodgers has since rejected the claim that he promised the Uruguayan a route out of Anfield if Champions League football wasn't achieved, making it his word against Suarez's.

So who are we and, more importantly, Arsenal to believe? 

Well, having shown in the past that he doesn't always tell the truth, many would find it hard to side with the unhappy player.

Suarez has shown many times that he is prepared to lie in order to win or gain an advantage or to simply get his way.

Just ask former Everton man Jack Rodwell or Stoke's Marc Wilson or any of the many other players the Uruguayan has tried to get sent off with his simulation.

Or just ask Manchester United's Patrice Evra. Suarez was accused of racially abusing the Frenchman, but pleaded not guilty. 

The FA declared that Suarez was lying and that he was indeed guilty, for which he received an eight-match ban.

Or you could speak to any Mansfield fan, who will remind you of last January's FA Cup match, in which Suarez deliberately - and blatantly - handled the ball to score a goal. 

Rather than correct the referee, in a match against a Conference side that his side would have beaten anyway, the controversial striker said nothing.

So how are we, the public, and anyone else involved in football supposed to take this man's word that a "verbal agreement" was made last summer, assuring Suarez that he could leave if a top four finish wasn't achieved?

Suarez has lied in the past and he now wants us to believe him. Five words sum him up: The boy who cried wolf.

 

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