Luis Suarez seems to have taken a step closer to staying, but it's just another stage of an incredibly drawn out saga.
Has he apologised or has he not? Well he seems to be all smiles in his latest training session with the Liverpool first team after Luis Suarez had talks with Brendan Rodgers after returning from international duty with Uruguay.
Hopefully this is the beginning of the line underneath it because right now I am bored of the whole thing. Any football fan will want to keep hold of their very best players at their club but I’m bored of hearing how a gifted footballer is unhappy because he isn’t getting what he wants, I’m bored of writing about it and in general I am just bored full stop of talking about whether or not Luis Suarez is leaving.
Great player, yes. Box office, yes. Trouble, yes. It is understandable that all three of these aspects of Suarez will create a whole tabloid paper full of copy, and probably special pull-out to go with it.
But there is a football season starting tomorrow, and instead of talking about how my team will fair against the rest of the league, I still find myself talking about this one player.
I want to talk about whether the new keeper we’ve got will ever live up to the heights of his predecessor, whether the manager has learnt from the mistakes of last season, and whether the promise towards the end of last season can be built on going into this term.
I want to talk about how the landscape looks so different going into this season and whether things will be thrown wide open given the departures and new arrivals. I want to talk about how quickly or slowly some new signings have slotted into their respective sides, and whether they will be good enough to make it at their club.
Thank heavens that it all starts again this weekend, let’s hope that we’re talking about the situations taking place on the pitch rather than some of the boring transfer sagas that are taking place off it – the only person I can think of that gets excited about that sort of thing is Sky Sports presenter Jim White.
Bring on the footy!
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