Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is reportedly aware that he will not be granted his wish to leave Anfield. Arsenal submitted two bids to Liverpool, both of which were promptly rejected. Arsenal’s most recent offer quantified to about £40 million. According to Fox Soccer, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers stated that Suarez is fine with staying in Liverpool, despite the Uruguayan’s expressed desire to play for another club. “Luis is happy. He totally understands the club’s point of view. He’s in a difficult position in terms of not being able to play because of his suspension — he will sit out the first six games and he will miss playing football,” Rodgers voiced to the Liverpool Echo. In regards to the turbulence that Suarez has created with his demands to leave, Rodgers informed the Echo that his team is well capable of handling such drama. “It could have unsettled them but it hasn’t,” he claimed. “It says a lot about their professionalism: the environment that we’re creating is that the star will always be the team.”
It’s hard to completely accept Rodgers statements about the Suarez dilemma. If a player is unhappy, then the player is unhappy. Whether that unhappiness stems from his salary or his club’s location, you can’t expect the star to forget about his discomforts and still perform at a high level. Suarez, who totaled 30 goals in 44 appearances for the Reds, is arguably the most significant player for the Premier League club, but his discontent may affect his performance and also the capabilities of his teammates.
It is possible, however, that Suarez will provide Liverpool with another strong year, hoping to raise his value and enhance other teams’ desires for his services. The 26-year-old is one of the best strikers in soccer, boasting excellent technical ability, a renowned work rate and also a fantastic, powerful shot. Rodgers will have to keep a close eye on Suarez because the former Ajax star could be integral to the Reds’ capturing a Champions League spot.