Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Liverpool Must Keep Luis Suarez for Run at EPL Title

Luis Batlle@lbatll1Contributor IMay 20, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool carries his daughter Delfina Suarez as he waves to the fans during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 8, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Thanks to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, the team was able to avoid outright embarrassment in the English Premier League this season and will need his top-notch talent next season.

According to Mirror Football's Simon Mullock, the world-class forward may not be back with the team as there could be less money in the team's transfer budget this summer, as well as heavy interest in the talent from other European powerhouses.

Liverpool face the prospect of losing Luis Suarez and Martin Skrtel as the club’s American owners look to introduce a new economic reality to Anfield.

The inability to compete as a powerhouse over the last several seasons has hurt this team money-wise, and will continue to do so unless Liverpool keeps the right talent.

The major factor this season that hurt Suarez's performance was the fact that he missed nine games between late December and early February, eight of which were due to suspension.

After the suspension, Suarez was able to net nine goals in just 17 games. It was clear that his goal-scoring ability was missed severely in his absence.

The Uruguayan talent is one of the more dangerous strikers in the world in his ability to constantly knock on the door of an opposing defense. Time and time again, Suarez is making the goalie work with multiple shots per game. This season in the 31 games played he took 128 shots.

Talk about impressive.

In spite of the team's failure to win games to finish off the year, it was clear that Suarez only helped this team's cause. If they look to improve next season and in the near future it is all the more necessary to keep him content in red and white.