To: Juventus, Bayern Munich, Manchester City
One of the most sought-after talismans in all of world football right now, Luis Suarez’s on-going exploits in front of goal are one of, if not the primary, reason why Liverpool have even been associated with a return to England’s top four of late.
With 29 goals and 12 assists to his name in 38 starts across all competitions this season, the Uruguayan hitman has rightfully earned his place among the Premier League’s Player of the Year contenders.
That being said, the Independent recently reported the pint-sized poacher as saying that any clubs competing in the Champions League next season are “very welcome” to register interest in his services—chilling words to any Reds supporter.
The comments, made in Suarez’s native Uruguay while the striker was on international duty in March, are not a complete surprise given the forward’s known desire to play Champions League football.
While Manchester City’s spending methods makes them an almost automatic contender for speculation, the Citizens would certainly be tempted by a proven Premier League asset to fire them back into English dominance next campaign.
However, Bayern Munich pose the greatest threat to Liverpool’s chances of hanging onto their star due to the brother of the striker’s agent, Pere Guardiola, just happening to be the man set to take the managerial reins at the Allianz Arena, Pep Guardiola.