Five reasons Luis Suarez should stay at Liverpool

The Uruguayan striker has indicated he would be open to a move away from Liverpool this summer, partly blaming the English press for driving him out of the Premier League, but Suarez should stay for another season at least.

Here are the reasons why…

Status within the team

Suarez is clearly an excellent player, but if he left Liverpool for a club like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich there is no guarantee that he will be given first team football in his preferred position. At Liverpool the team is built around him, placing plenty of pressure on Suarez to perform but also giving him the best possible platform to play at his best. At Real Madrid he would play second fiddle to at least Cristiano Ronaldo, whilst at Bayern he would have to fit in whatever system Pep Guardiola puts in place, perhaps competing with Robert Lewandowski for starts up front.

The fans

Liverpool fans have so far backed Suarez to the hilt despite his many indiscretions whilst at the club, and this support shows no sign of abating. Having missed so many matches through suspension for the Reds in his spell at Anfield, Suarez might feel he owes something to the fans who have never turned on him, and the best way to repay that debt would be to stay another year and fire them back into Europe.

Liverpool’s ambition

Liverpool have moved early in the transfer window again this summer, tying up deals for Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas before it even officially opens. There is no shortage of ambition at the club, and their attack is now full of exciting young players that Suarez would surely enjoy playing alongside. Although it has been said before, if it all comes together for Liverpool next season, and they still need to sign a top class centre back to make that a possibility, they could be a real force in the Premier League.

World Cup year

Uruguay still have plenty to do to book a place at next year’s World Cup, and Suarez will want to be on top form for his country over the season and indeed in Brazil in the summer if they do qualify. While they are not happy about this, Liverpool’s lack of European football next season will mean that Suarez has a relatively light workload compared to most years, and it could see him in better shape for Uruguay come the summer.

The press

Suarez might hate the English press right now, but they have shown time and time again they are ready to completely revise their opinion of a player if he performs well on the pitch. Even this season Suarez was mostly being praised until he bit Branislav Ivanovic. He might also want to check with Jose Mourinho exactly how much better the Spanish press are, as it might be a case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

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