Convincing Liverpool Football Club fans that you possess the key—much less five of them—to ensuring Luis Suarez stays put at Anfield might raise a few eyebrows. The institutionalized skepticism, a side effect of the last few seasons, has made them tough customers.
They would almost unanimously agree, however, that keeping the Uruguayan ace in a Liverpool jersey is a priority if the club is to navigate its way out of the doldrums.
Suarez’s mercurial talent, dogged determination and an internal fire fueled by passion for his daily trade, make him the finer point on the needle that will lead Liverpool to future success. Warts and all.
It is something that Brendan Rodgers knows all too well. But in the face of the very real threat of no European competition next year, he remains confident that Suarez will stay.
But even if he is taken at his word, Saurez is a divining rod for success. In its absence, he will eventually be drawn to where it is.
So what would it take to hold the Liverpool No. 7’s interest through the duration of his contract and beyond?