Overlooked for the top prize and booed by his fellow professionals after his team won 6-0 without him, Liverpool's star player might consider a change of scenery to be his best option.
The PFA Player of the Year Award are a view of how footballers feel about their fellow professionals, and this year Welshman Gareth Bale is the man that they have picked out as they best.
However it was not only Bale who got a flavour of how his colleagues feel about him last night, as Luis Suarez will now have little doubt about the animosity there is towards him in the Premier League.
Suarez's name was booed for the first time when he was read out as part of the Team of the Year, and again when the shortlist for the Player of the Year award was announced. By this time the news that Bale had swept the board had been all over social networks for some time, so the second round of boos was perhaps the most newsworthy event of the main award.
The Liverpool striker would have known that his antics, even before the biting incident, had made him unpopular amongst other players. With this in mind, it would have been unexpected if the Uruguayan had managed to accumulate enough votes to win the Player of the Year award. However being singled out for booing, whilst childish, does indicate that Premier League footballers have had enough of Suarez.
The question now is whether he is prepared to stay and try and rebuild his reputation in England with Liverpool, a team who will almost certainly not be featuring in Europe next season. With interest rumoured from European giants like Juventus and Bayern Munich, the temptation for Suarez to leave would already have been considerable.
For Liverpool too the chance to pick up a £40+million fee and rid themselves of the worry Suarez brings might also be a tempting proposition, especially after their side picked up a 6-0 win at Newcastle United without their star striker. All in all, the weekend’s events might well have made it far more likely that the Uruguayan will be plying his trade elsewhere by the end of the summer.
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