Luis Suarez – will the spark still be there?
Liverpool’s owners and Brendan Rodgers took an admirable stance in not backing down to Suarez’s demands to leave Anfield this summer, but there is great risk in holding onto an unhappy player.
Suarez plays on the edges of the game and much of his effectiveness is down to sheer desire and will to win. After admitting he wanted to leave Liverpool for rivals Arsenal, will Suarez still have the same hunger and passion when plays this season.
If not, Liverpool will not get anything close to the £45million that was being mooted this summer and may have missed the chance to cash in and rebuild.