Uruguay and Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has tipped Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool.
The international break seems to have had some external benefit for Liverpool and it’s not come in the form of a star player from one of their rivals getting injured.
Edinson Cavani, the striker thought to be the subject of £50 million, £60 million possible bids this summer, has done them a favour by giving his positive views on Luis Suarez’s future.
Cavani has suggested that Suarez will not leave Liverpool this summer, but there will be huge pressure on the Anfield side to finish in the top four next season because it’s all about the Champions League.
“The fact is that Luis is one of the top strikers in the world and he wants to be playing Champions League football. Of course, Liverpool are not going to make it this season. But if they don't make it next season then they will have a problem,” said Cavani in the Sun.
Cavani is in a good position to speak about Suarez because of the friendship and partnership the pair of them share for the Uruguay national team.
Suarez has made comments suggesting that he would be open to a move to any side that could offer him Champions League football, but his form and current status at Liverpool is of such a level that he’s bound to give the side a chance to secure that before he moves on.
It’s a fine line for Liverpool because Brendan Rodgers is under pressure this season and next, to make the signings that will drive the side on towards the top four and Europe.
They are more than capable of securing Champions League football but the bad start to this season seems to have made that impossible by the end of the current campaign.
That means all of the focus and all of the attention goes onto next season. It’s a risk because if Liverpool keep Suarez and if they fail to finish in the top four next season, his contract has wound down another year which ultimately makes him cheaper to any potential buyers.
There is even a case to suggest that he owes Liverpool a debt of service for at least another year, because of the way the clubs stood by him through the whole Patrice Evra incident, when there were calls from Sir Alex Ferguson and other managers for the club to sack him.
Liverpool fans, are you happy to hear these sorts of comments?