Arsenal Fan Starts Optimistic Petition for Liverpool to Hand over Luis Suarez

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 3, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool shows his frustration during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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An Arsenal fan has started an online petition at Change.org calling on Liverpool to sell Luis Suarez to the Gunners after it emerged that Liverpool had ignored the Uruguayan's release clause being activated in the summer.

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The Gunners bid £40,000,001 to trigger what they believed was a release clause at £40 million, but according to quotes widely reported on Sunday, Liverpool owner John W. Henry simply held firm.

Since then, of course, Suarez has been an integral part of Liverpool's rise to second place in the Premier League table, is the division's top scorer and looks set to stay long-term at Anfield.

That has not, however, deterred the Arsenal fan who has started the petition, claiming Suarez is being "kept illegally" at Liverpool FC.

The demands are quite something:

We want Liverpool FC to do the following:

  1. Release Luis Suarez to Arsenal Football Club free of charge
  2. Apologise to Arsenal Football Club
  3. Pay Arsenal Football Club a total of £4,500,000 compensation

Will it happen? Well, no. Liverpool aren't going to pay Arsenal £4.5 million to take their best player off their hands and then apologise to boot. But you can't fault the optimism.