Winner of the Premier League player of the year award for 2014, Luis Suarez, once again found himself with a lengthy ban which will see him miss the start of the 2014-15 domestic season. Even though he is of great importance to Liverpool FC, the club will have to consider his future with them.
FC Barcelona have already declared interest in the Uruguayan, and rumors suggest the Catalan Club have made an offer of £50m and Alexis Sanchez for Suarez. But should Liverpool let their best player go? With such a large cash offer with the inclusion of the highly sought after Sanchez, Liverpool should accept.
This is not the first time Suarez has been banned for biting an opponent; in fact it’s the third and probably not the last. If Suarez were to bite again, I can see the punishment being far more severe, possibly making him useless to Liverpool for up to two years.
With £50m Liverpool, could not only bring in a new striker but also shore up their defense that cost them the league title by conceding 50 goals last season. Many people rule Liverpool out of being involved in a title race next year, but with the two new signings from Southampton FC of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana they are already building for next season. If Liverpool can sign one more striker and a new defender, not forgetting the addition of Sanchez, they could once again be challengers for the Premier League come May 2015. But this only happens if they sell Suarez.
Finally, it might help Liverpool focus on their football if they can forget about defending and rehabilitating their controversial striker with a tendency to bite people.
Johnnie Dowling is a soccer writer for rantsports.com follow him on twitter @thematchrant