Liverpool Transfer News: Luis Suarez Would Find It Hard to Turn Down Real Madrid

Tim KeeneyContributor IMay 29, 2013

WIGAN, ENGLAND - MARCH 02:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his third goal to complete a hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at the DW Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Luis Suarez reportedly may be swayed away from England if the right offer comes along. 

According to Guy Aspin the Daily Mail, the Liverpool striker recently said in an interview with a Uruguayan radio station that an offer from Spanish giant Real Madrid would be "difficult" to turn down:

'I've worked hard since childhood to get where I am and I keep getting constant criticism from the English press. It makes me tired. Liverpool want me to stay, but do not know what will happen,' he said.

He added: 'It would be difficult to say 'no' to Real Madrid.'

With just over a month until the summer transfer window opens, Madrid has yet to come through with an official offer, Suarez noted. 

The 26-year-old is pretty much the epitome of a polarizing player. 

On the one hand, he has quickly established himself as one of the most dangerous players in the EPL since coming to Anfield in January of 2011.

In 33 EPL starts this season, he racked up 23 goals, five assists and an average match rating of 7.89, with the latter tying him for first with Gareth Bale in the entire league. 

But on the other side of the equation, the Uruguay international has quickly garnered the label of "Enemy No. 1" among any non-Liverpool English fanbase.

In 2011, he was banned for eight matches for racial insults against Patrice Evra, and he is currently in the midst of serving a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. He will have to sit out the first six games of the 2013-14 season. 

Nevertheless, Liverpool is building quite the formidable attack with Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and newly signed Iago Aspas, and losing the Uruguayan would undoubtedly be painful. 

To add to that distress, right around the same time news was breaking of Suarez's potential departure, Sturridge went down with an ankle injury, per James Olley of the London Evening Standard, of unknown severity in his first start with England. 

Not a great hour for Liverpool.