The Uruguayan striker is rumoured to be one of Pep Guardiola’s summer priorities, and with his chequered past in England, he wouldn’t be surprising if he was keen to join one of the best teams in Europe.
Pep Guardiola had barely been confirmed as taking over at Bayern Munich in the summer before a rash of rumours broke out as to which players he might target in setting up his new team.
Given Suarez’s phenomenal season at Liverpool, and the press friendly fact that his agent is Pep Guardiola’s brother, it was hardly surprising that he was one name that started to appear regularly in the papers.
The rumours haven’t gone away, and looking at the situation at both Liverpool and Bayern Munich, it would be difficult for fans of the English club to begrudge their star player the chance to join Guardiola in the summer.
Liverpool have had a difficult season, capped off by their spirited exit in the Europa League last week. With the club well off the pace for a Champions League spot and in a dogfight to even gain a Europa League place next year, they could well be confined to domestic tournaments next season.
As one of the best players in the world, Suarez has a right to expect more, and there are other factors that will come into play as well. The Uruguayan has become somewhat of a pariah in the English press, with the nastier aspects of his game highlighted far more frequently than the brilliance he displays when he’s on the pitch.
The player himself has also complained in the past that he is unfairly treated by referees, and it would be fair to say that for every dive Suarez produces, there are two or three fouls on him that go unpunished.
With this in mind, Suarez could be frustrated at the situation he is in at the moment, and even if is completely happy at Anfield, there are some clubs that can turn the heads of any player.
Clearly, Bayern are one of those sides. With a rich history, a current team laden with quality who are perhaps the favourites for the Champions League, and a future where they will be led by the most sought after coach in the world, their appeal is obvious.
If Guardiola really does want Suarez, and can explain to the player how he would wish to use him in challenging for the top honours in club football, could Liverpool fans really complain if the player wanted to leave?