Speculation has been rife in the British media in the past few days that Manchester City are about to launch a big money bid for Liverpool star Luis Suarez.
The Reds have moved to deny the rumours, but that has not stopped some Liverpool fans getting worried about his future.
The striker himself has also moved to state his happiness at the club. He told Liverpool’s official website: “I have a very long contract here and it’s a dream come true to be playing at a club like Liverpool because, as I’ve said, as a boy I dreamt of playing for a team like this,”.
Without Luis Suarez Liverpool would be lost at the moment. The Uruguayan is the only player that currently looks like scoring a goal for the Reds and his eight goals in 11 appearances have claimed the Reds the majority of their points this season.
Suarez is also Liverpool’s only fit striker, with Italian striker Fabio Borini currently out injured. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to add to his strike force in January, but it’s vital that it’s not at the expense of losing Suarez.
When teams play against Liverpool and Luis Suarez is in the team there is a psychological effect. They know that Suarez will be a constant threat to their defence and that he is a major threat.
Suarez has carried Liverpool on his shoulders at times this season. This is Liverpool’s problem far too often. The Reds tend to rely on one or two players to win them games and if they are having a bad day it means that the team struggles.
Liverpool boss Rodgers has stated that he will attempt to bring in striking reinforcements in January. Suarez really needs to support in attack. The likes of youngsters Suso and Raheem Sterling have enjoyed promising starts to their Liverpool careers.
However, these are teenage players and they shouldn’t be the ones that the manager looks for to win him games. They are young players that shouldn’t have the burden of expectation on their shoulders.
Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he has money available to spend in the January transfer window. The amount of money he has available hasn’t been revealed. He will need to be given a significance amount of money if he wants to bring in quality support for Suarez.
The former-Swansea boss failed in his attempts to strengthen his attack in the last transfer window. He has to successful in January or his future at the club could look very bleak. He hasn’t made a terrible start to life at Anfield, but his team are failing to win games at the moment.
Luis Suarez is just one booking away from a ban. One more booking would only give the Uruguayan striker a one match ban, but an injury would be a severe blow to the teams cause this season. It is vital that Suarez stays fit and healthy.
Obviously Luis Suarez is a controversial character, but the controversy has sometimes hidden his superb ability. He is almost like a pantomime villain, booed by opposition fans the country over, and loved by his own.
However, I believe most opposition fans will have grudging respect for Luis Suarez’s football ability, even if they don’t like him as a person.
His goal scoring form in recent weeks has been superb. If it wasn’t for the Uruguayan then Liverpool would be in big trouble right now. Luis Suarez can be a legend at Anfield, if he stays with the club.
If he moves to the likes of Manchester City then he will just end up being another expensive signing, amongst other expensive signings. However, Suarez knows he could earn legendary status at Liverpool and I believe that’s why he will stay at Anfield.
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