Luis Suarez has confirmed that he's ready to leave England behind and start out fresh with a new club, claiming that the height of media intervention has caused bother to his privacy and his family, reports the Guardian.
There’s always two sides to the story and although Liverpool insist that Suarez is not for sale, deep down the club should really consider what move to make next. After all, football is a business.
Is it worth keeping the centrepiece when he’s being detrimental to the organisation and the brand image?
The club have become over-reliant on the Uruguayan, yet the player has failed to take the responsibility and instead abused it. Over the last few seasons, Liverpool have had few scoring options leaving Suarez to pick up the pieces becoming their goal-scoring marksman.
The player has no shortage of talent being one of the best instinctive strikers in world football. He possesses wonderful technical ability and great dribbling skills but questions will still remain over his behaviour.
Suarez has simply become too much of a liability for Liverpool. In the two seasons the 26-year-old has been at the club, he’s missed a total of 19 games. The astonishing thing is, none of these have been due to red cards offences.
Problems occurred soon after his arrival at Anfield when he was banned for eight games for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. But things got worse for Liverpool and their star man when he decided to take a chunk out of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanović arm.
Although there’s no doubt about Suarez’s productivity on the pitch, he’s consistently side-lined leaving other players to pick up the pieces.
Liverpool can't afford to carry dead weight in their squad. This is a team that are focusing on rebuilding themselves for the future and to be Premier League title contenders again.
The last thing they need is a disgruntled Suarez who wants out. The money could be invested in other areas and Suarez simply doesn’t look like his attitude will change anytime soon.
It's clear Liverpool are desperately looking to bring success back to the club and Suarez has long been pegged as the leader of the clubs revival, but there is certainly no lack of talented youngsters in the youth system to build a club around.
With the additional money from the sale of Suarez, they can look externally for new talent that can replace the 26-year-old. After all, there are few players on planet football that can’t be replaced.
As for Suarez, a new purpose, a clean slate, in a new league would do him the world of good. He would have had high expectations when he arrived in 2010, but his head should be held high knowing that he’s still highly regarded in the game.
If the man is looking for admiration and respect from another club, it sure won’t be hard to find that environment. With Real Madrid looking increasingly interested a move to the Bernabeu wouldn’t be such a bad move.
Instead of having the weight of an organisation on his shoulders; he can focus on moulding himself into the team and working alongside other star players.
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