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Liverpool Brendan Rodgers wants Luis Suarez to stay

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Luis Suarez has expressed his desire to leave Liverpool and be involved in Champions League football, according to his agent Pere Guardiola. Pere met with Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers and managing director Ian Ayre, where it was made clear that the 26 year old Uruguayan striker wanted to leave the club to play Champions League football. There has been clubs interested in the striker, and although online betting will be seeing a lot of money for Luis not to be at Liverpool at the start of the English Premier League season, the saving grace is that there has been no formal transfer request submitted by the player.

Brendan and the Liverpool board are hoping that the striker will remain at the club and see out his remaining three years on his contract. The club has been busy in the transfer market during the summer with four signings, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure. One would suspect these signings would help assure Suarez that Liverpool are serious about finishing in the top four next season, but it may not just be about his burning ambition to win medals and play Champions League football.

We have all witnessed Suarez in action with regards to his behaviour on the pitch. First it was his tenancy to dive, then racial slurs between him and Manchester United’s Patrice Evra which left the Luis witha hefty ban, finally to add to his record he then bit into Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic which resulted in yet another lengthy ban for the Uruguayan. Surprisingly, Luis has suffered from a lot of criticism from the press and football world and so I believe this would weigh heavily in his decision to leave the club and start afresh somewhere else, preferably outside of English football.

Personally, Liverpool and their fans may feel the need to keep this player, as there is no doubt of his talent and goal scoring prowess. But it maybe that leaving the club is the best thing for the striker, in light of everything that has gone on during his stay at Liverpool. Currently, Bet365 have Liverpool at joint fifth priced 2/1 to Finish in the Top 4, but I would fancy Tottenham chances more than Brendan Rodgers squad.

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Liverpool’s Suarez a total disgrace

luis suarezAfter one of the most disgraceful acts witnessed in English Premier League football, in which the world saw Liverpool’s Luis Suarez bite Chelsea’s Ivanovic, Liverpool Football Club has decided that a fine and anger management classes is a fitting punishment. Sports betting fans who bet on Chelsea to win that game will be gutted that not only did match officials not see ‘the biting’, but the fact that Luis Suarez was instrumental in the Liverpool equaliser!

Although the FA has yet to rule on the incident, it is quite shameful that with all the striker’s past indiscretions Liverpool Football Club did not have the guts to do what everyone in the football world expected; which was for the striker to be shown shown the door. It just goes to reinforce the fact that these high profile football players are a law unto themselves and it does seem to prove that anything is excusable once the player is deemed essential.

This does go against what Brendan Rodgers actually stated in his press conference after the incident. In that interview, he stated that no player (or manager) was more important that the club, and that anyone can be replaced. I, like so many others, thought that was indeed the last straw for Luis, and that his manager finally had enough of the player’s stupidity and lack of judgement.

One can only hope that the 26 year old Uruguayan can change his ways, but there seems little evidence of that throughout his playing career , with racist, diving, lack of sportsmanship shown by no handshake with Evra and a blatant handball in an FA Cup tie.

 

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