Controversial. That is one of the many words that can be used to describe Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
One day he bites a player, the next day he scores a hat-trick. Regardless, fans can always bank on Suarez making a show.
Suarez's controversial moves have made him the main villain in the Premier League, but Arsenal seem not to care. They have put in a bid of just over £40m in order to trigger a clause that enables Arsenal to speak with Suarez.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already seen top target Gonzalo Higuain leave for Napoli and will not want to see Suarez leave his grasp.
Arsenal have yet to fully replace former Gunner Robin van Persie since his move to Manchester United.
Liverpool are holding on to Suarez as tight as they can, but Arsenal are persistent.
Suarez revealed that he stayed last season on the understanding that he would be sold this summer if Liverpool didn't qualify for the Champions League. It's very clear that Suarez will not want to stay with Liverpool this season. However, the question lingers, do Liverpool need Suarez?
Although it's a small sample size, in 13 games without Suarez, Liverpool have gone on to go 8-2-3 with an impressive 6-0 drubbing of Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena.
With Suarez gone, players like Daniel Sturridge stepped up to their greatest potential.
In those 13 games, Liverpool scored 24 goals and only conceded 13. Not too shabby for playing without one of the best players in the Premier League.
With the arrivals of Iago Aspas, Kolo Toure, and Luis Alberto, Liverpool have more depth all around.
Should Suarez leave, I'm certain that a quality player(s) will join the Reds in their journey for a Champions League spot.
Liverpool are showing ambition, and are adding quality players to their team. If Suarez wants to leave, let him leave. Take the money and spend it wisely.
Should Rodgers pull more deals like he did with Philippe Coutinho and Sturridge, the Reds can contend for a top four spot. The earlier they sell Suarez, the more time they have to survey the market and make purchases.
Of course, Liverpool would hate to sell to another team competing for the top four, but it's up to them whether or not they are to keep a disgruntled Suarez.
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