Brendan Rodgers begged the question, HITC provide the answer…
Does a Luis Suarez transfer from Liverpool to Arsenal 'add up'? Yesterday, HITC published a story highlighting a quote from Brendan Rodgers who could not fathom why anyone would make a permanent trek down the M6 considering the rebuilding project that he is overseeing at Anfield.
HITC attempts to answer Rodgers' rhetorical question and invites readers to do the same in the comment section below…
Why Luis Suarez would swap Liverpool for Arsenal
1: Champions League football
According to Ockham's Razor, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. In this case, Arsenal can offer something Liverpool can't - Champions League football. Worse, Liverpool cannot even offer Europa League football.
2: The Emirates Stadium
When Arsenal were at Highbury, the mere gesture of inviting a potential signing through the marble halls in order to negotiate personal terms added an air of prestige to the occasion. The stadium may have changed, but with the Arsenalisation project in full swing, Ashburton Grove is increasingly becoming more homely.
On top of the five-year £150,000 per week contract Arsenal can offer, a refinancing of their sponsorship deal has allowed them - according to the club's top brass - to compete with the elite in the transfer window. Suarez could be joined by other talents such as Julio Cesar, Ashley Williams and Borja Valero.
Why Luis Suarez would shun Arsenal for Liverpool
Liverpool have stood by Suarez during numerous discrepancies. From controversies ranging from racial slurs to chomping on another player's elbow, the club - and it's fans - have stood by the striker.
2: Anfield is noisier than the Emirates
While Suarez would have 12,000 more fans watching him per game in North London, at Anfield he'd be able to hear the 48,000 who do attend. Whenever fans are power-ranked based on the amount of noise they have produced, Liverpool supporters (97db) are usually top, compared to mid-table Arsenal (77db).
3: Arsenal are trophy-less since 2005, Liverpool aren't
The fact that Arsenal have not won a cup nor title for eight years will continue to haunt the club until they do taste success. Liverpool, in the same stretch, won the FA Cup in 2006 and were the 2012 winners of the League Cup.