What now for Liverpool and Luis Suarez?

Liverpool and Luis Suarez now have the chance to clarify his position at the club following Uruguay's exit from the Confederations Cup.

Uruguay’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brazil means that Luis Suarez will now finally be given the chance to sort out his future ahead of the new season.

As things stand, the speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid continues to build, especially now that Real Madrid have appointed their new boss in the form of Carlo Ancelotti.

The official stance of all parties hasn’t changed with Liverpool insisting the player isn’t for sale and both Real Madrid and Suarez hinting at the appeal in a possible link up.

That’s unlikely to change until at least next week, once the next transfer window has officially opened and Real Madrid can start making some above board and official approaches for the player, effectively starting to throw cash at the deal.

Suarez is likely to take some time off following his duties with Uruguay which means any bids until he’s back at Liverpool training for pre-season may be pointless because Liverpool effectively can’t talk to their player.

However, recent reports from Spain have suggested that Suarez has already agreed terms with Real Madrid which creates a contrast because those reports suggest all that needs to happen is for the fee to be agreed.

Hopefully Suarez has enough respect and admiration for Liverpool that he would give them a chance to talk to him directly in relation to those reports, effectively offering Brendan Rodgers a face-to-face opportunity to convince him to stay.

If those reports are accurate then it could leave Suarez in a very awkward situation at Liverpool because FIFA even end up looking into the incident.

It’s difficult for Liverpool because they need to get the situation sorted out as soon as they can because Suarez is a player who won’t be easy for them to replace.

If he is going to end up at Real Madrid, everyone connected with that deal needs to make it happen quickly so that Liverpool can move on and find another high profile striker who does want to play for them.

The way the situation is laid out, it seems as though it will be at least a couple of weeks before Liverpool get a chance to talk directly with Suarez unless they deny him the opportunity to go on holiday or to have a rest.

They couldn’t be blamed for doing that considering he is their player and they are the club set to lose a word class star.

There is also the issue of Liverpool’s pre-season campaign to consider with the club’s first friendly match on July 13 against Preston North End.

Liverpool’s opening Premier League game falls on August 17 as they host Stoke city at Anfield, which means if Suarez has a couple of weeks off, the club will have roughly a month to talk to him, possibly move him on and find a replacement.

Speed is of the essence.

What do you think will happen now? How long until Real Madrid make an official bid?

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