Following a four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini, Liverpool should now ditch star striker, Luis Suarez, and look to bring in some fresh blood in attack - ideally Chilean winger, Alexis Sanchez.
The Barcelona forward could have a big impact on the Premier League with his blistering pace and quick feet, and he could also be used as a bargaining chip for the Catalan club to help acquire one of their summer targets.
Despite the Uruguayan’s disgraceful disciplinary record, Barcelona are still reportedly interested in signing Suarez. Brendan Rodgers should take advantage of this interest, and get himself out of further bother regarding his top goalscorer from last season.
As important a player the 27-year-old has proven during his time at Anfield, his psychotic side shows are now overshadowing his ability with a ball at his feet. Before his reputation diminishes any further, Rodgers should look to extract as much as he can out of the striker. He won’t be able to do that on the field of play until October though.
Instead, he should look for a sale, or player exchange. Alexis Sanchez is a prime candidate for a swap, with the Chilean’s stock rising tenfold whilst at the World Cup in Brazil.
A goal against the hosts in the last 16 was a highlight for the former Udinese player, who could secure himself more regular playing time at another of Europe’s top clubs. Liverpool’s resurgence last season couldn’t have been better timed, with the prospect of Champions League football now swaying prospective signings.
Currently competing with Lionel Messi and Neymar for a starting spot in one of the best sides on the planet, Sanchez could be guaranteed more minutes on Merseyside.
Working in tandem with England internationals Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling would produce an intimidating attack that could take the top flight of English football by storm. The 25-year-old’s tricks and skills would light up the league, adding to the entertainment exhibited by the likes of Eden Hazard, David Silva and Mesut Ozil.
Could Sanchez bridge the gap?
For Liverpool, he could make the difference between winning the title and finishing as runners-up. However, last season, Suarez fired them to second, scoring 31 league goals in the process.
A large goalscoring void would be left with his departure, but Sanchez can have a say in filling that gap. In the 2013/14 season, the Chilean made 10 assists, as Barcelona finished second in La Liga. Providing chances for Sturridge and Rickie Lambert - plus any other strikers who Rodgers signs this summer - could help the Reds to surpass 100 goals once again.
As a result of a potential deal, Liverpool can stop concerning themselves with the off-field politics that accompany Suarez, and purely focus on continuing their upward curve on the pitch.
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