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Luis Suarez's value rockets after four-star show against Norwich

Suarez celebrates scoring last night (©GettyImages)
Suarez celebrates scoring last night (©GettyImages).

It is somewhat the sad truth that if someone you need hurts you; you are inclined to forgive them. Liverpool fans showed this by forgiving Luis Suarez for his actions over the summer for the simple reason that he is their star player.

Liverpool playing well, Suarez playing very well, everyone seems happy, right? Suarez smiling, Rogers smiling, the Liverpool faithful collectively smiling.

It's starting to feel that Suarez's time in English football was always this joyful.

Liverpool have made the decision that Suarez's positives outweigh his negatives. It only takes a glance at the scoring charts to realise this. Even though Suarez was missing for the first five games this season, the Uruguayan is already the top scorer in the league.

Suarez's case is a strange one. If any other player bit an opponent or racially abused an opponent like he did, I'm sure they would have been long gone.

But a talent like Suarez's is rare, a talent like Suarez cannot just be left and forgotten about. Luis Suarez has an ability to produce something out of nothing. A real world class player that has divided opinion in his manner, but there can be no divide in opinion on his performances of late.

Suarez has been simply stunning since his return from suspension. Scoring four goals against Norwich proved this, with each goal different and full of quality in its own unique way.

Suarez means more to Liverpool than Liverpool means to Suarez. Naturally after his brilliant start to the season, Suarez has been linked to other clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester City.

It makes you wonder if any clubs like the stature of Real Madrid were to lodge a bid for him, would he leave?

Champions League football guaranteed, a real chance of winning trophies and a club that is further along the line of their project then Liverpool, why wouldn't he?

Gratitude and loyalty in football seems to be a thing of the past, but Suarez and Liverpool share a almost special bond. Player power is on show in this case as Suarez is the one who is in control of the situation.

He can easily ask to leave and join the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at Madrid or keep fighting for this Liverpool side who are progressing nicely.

Brendan Rogers is aware of how much his team needs Suarez. There is something special about Liverpool and their fans, and maybe just maybe Suarez realises this.

Many Liverpool fans called for Suarez to leave the club less then six months ago after he bit Branislav Ivanovic as they said he was humiliating the clubs name and tradition.

Suarez then said he wanted to leave Liverpool in the summer. Somehow and for some reason, this didn't happen.

Luis Suarez remained a Liverpool player and very much in the minds and hearts of all 'Pool supporters.

His form this season has been sensational and has proved the club's decision of standing by the controversial figure in times where it would have been easier to let him go then stand by him, were worth it.

Football fans have a short memory and I'm sure if you asked any Liverpool fan today to give you a memory of Suarez they would tell you about how he expertly volleyed the ball over John Ruddy from 40 yards instead of altercations with opponents that has seen him serve long suspensions for.

Luis Suarez is one of the reasons people pay so much to go to a Premier League game, to watch him perform, his unpredictable nature and his world class ability.

He, above anything else, is an entertainer. Suarez is the showman of this current Liverpool side.

He, along with all the Liverpool fans and other players, are aware that they have as good as a chance of winning the premier league now, then they ever did before. If Suarez was to kick out next week and recieve a ban, I'm sure Liverpool would stand by him. Now the question is will Suarez stand by Liverpool. He has captured the imagination of every Liverpool fan, and he who caused so much controversy, outrage and trouble will never walk alone in Merseyside.

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