After all the summer drama, Liverpool rejected offers for Luis Suarez, including the Uruguayan’s own pleas to be sold, and clung on to their best player, which seems to have worked out quite well for everyone so far.
Suarez had to wait a few matches before actually beginning his season due to the suspension for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, but it’s quite clear to see that despite all this time of sitting in a booth high above Anfield Stadium, there really wasn’t any worry about rust or anything of the sort.
Suarez played enough matches with the national team during the summer and in the World Cup Qualifiers afterwards to keep himself match fit, and after a short test run in the league cup against Manchester United, he was thrown into the lineup, scoring six goals in the first four matches of his return. A few more to go, and he’ll be leading the Premier League scoring list, even with Daniel Sturridge not stopping his goal-per-match sequence.
While Liverpool are trying not to look too far ahead and enjoy every moment of their quite surprising run to start the season (albeit with a slightly easy schedule), it’s impossible not to try and predict Suarez’ mindset, and if he has changed his mind about leaving the club.
Because if he’s no longer feeling hounded by referees, and Liverpool might be growing in the right direction and becoming a Champions League team, there’s really no reason for him to leave anymore.
It was a difficult summer for him but once we told him the club were staying strong with it, he has worked as hard as anyone. His attitude has been excellent and his workrate is brilliant, with him and Daniel pressing the ball. I knew he would just get his head down and work because it’s his nature. He is not one to feign injury and sit in the treatment room. The stand is paying off and it’s paying off for him as well.