Don’t be fooled by the current rapprochement between Luis Suarez and Liverpool.
It remains a marriage of convenience devoid of any real love and likely to end in divorce possibly as early as the January transfer window.
No matter how abhorrent Suarez may be for his biting and being found guilty of racial abuse, he deserves to be acknowledged as one of the world’s best strikers.
Since arriving at Anfield in 2011, Suarez has scored 51 goals in 96 games for Liverpool.
A striker of this calibre should be playing in the Champions League, and because of Liverpool’s failure to qualify for the competition yet again this season, he publicly told the club he wanted to leave as recently as last month, as reported by the BBC.
Now Liverpool were never going to sell Suarez to Arsenal, who bid £40 million for him in the summer, according to Declan Warrington of the Daily Mail. If the Uruguayan continues to agitate for a move, though, he could be sold to Real Madrid in the January window, as suggested by the Mirror's David Anderson.