If you believe the rumours then Luis Suarez could well be a Real Madrid player by the start of next season, regardless of anything his agent has to say on the matter.
Suarez has been locked in a deep battle against English football and the English press ever since he signed for the club and now the FA have started to get on his back too.
However, despite all of the negative issues giving him things to worry about, former Liverpool manager Roy Evans, believes he should do the honest and decent thing by sticking with Liverpool for at least another year.
“If I were sitting where manager Brendan Rodgers is I would have the boy in front of me and say: 'This club has stuck by you through everything - give us at least one more season,” Evans told Sports Direct News.
The professional decision behind Suarez’s motive to leave is obviously the fact that he can’t play Champions League football with Liverpool and may have to look elsewhere to make that a reality.
By giving the club an extra season, he is giving Liverpool the chance to prove to him, and to the football world, that they can become a top four side again with a solid season next year.
Evans has a very good point in the respect that the club has stuck by Suarez at times when everyone else has been piling on the criticism.
Everyone remembers that wrong decision for Liverpool to come out wearing t-shirts in favour of Suarez following the news about the Patrice Evra race issue, which saw Suarez banned for eight games.
That was the perfect demonstration of faith the club have in their star striker and demonstrates just how far they are willing to go in order to stick up for him.
So any issues Suarez has have nothing to do with Liverpool because they have proven to be a remarkable football club throughout his time at Anfield.
“As a former manager I can tell you there's always more to things than we read in our newspapers and for me this is about him wanting Champions League football and inevitably the money,” added Evans.
That’s the other important point which Liverpool have to deal with, the fact that the sides coming after him are going to be offering him extreme wage deals which Liverpool can’t get anywhere near.
If they can stay competitive and keep him on the best possible contract then loyalty should see him stick with the club.
However, if he does give Liverpool another season then the pressure will be really cranked up on Brendan Rodgers because if Liverpool don’t get in the top four next season, then he’ll definitely be off.
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