Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Should Not Be Worried About Luis Suarez Leaving

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on February 11, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Luis Suarez piqued some interest on Thursday with his comments about potentially leaving Liverpool in the summer. However, fans should have little to worry about at this time.

When asked his future with the club, the forward responded (via Barry Glendenning of the Guardian):

If Bayern Munich makes an offer I would certainly be willing to listen and think about it. It doesn't mean I will definitely leave, it just means that I will not automatically reject other clubs.

In reality, it would be irresponsible for Suarez to say anything else.

The talented Uruguayan is currently second in the English Premier League with 18 goals on the season, trailing only Robin van Persie of Manchester United. He has excelled at the international level, in the Netherlands and in England.

He is also playing as well as he ever has in his career and is still in his prime at 26 years old. 

Obviously, the star is going to be in high demand on the open market.

Suarez has to do his due diligence to see what he is worth and see if the situation is better in another place. However, the good news is that he is happy where he is at Liverpool.

The player's enjoyment at Anfield is why teammate Lucas Leiva believes Suarez will stick around, according to ESPN's Mike Whalley

After the season Luis is having I’m sure there will be a lot of speculation, that is bound to happen.

At the end of the day it will be his decision and the club’s decision. But what I know from Luis is that he’s happy, he’s comfortable and his confidence is high.

Sitting at eighth place in the EPL is not ideal for Liverpool. Still, there is plenty of young talent on the roster to believe things are going to turn around soon. It will not be long until the Reds are contending for trophies both domestically and across Europe.

However, Suarez is a big part of that as someone who can make an impact in every game. If he leaves, it is unlikely Liverpool will be able to fill that void.

Still, there does not appear to be any reason for fans to panic. The forward is a steady part of the squad and he is not pushing his way off the roster any time soon.

Then again, this is certainly something that should be followed throughout the rest of the season and into the summer.