Liverpool worry? Cryptic Suarez exit reports continue, what's the story?

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Does Luis Suarez' future lie at Liverpool or not?

Liverpool's sensational striker Luis Suarez is enjoying the best season of his career, in a season during which many expected he would not still be at Anfield.

The club held firm and resisted overtures from Arsenal last summer, and the striker agreed a new contract months later - yet still rumours remain over a potential exit from the club.

This is despite Suarez firing Liverpool into the title running, with 28 goals in 26 games this season in the Premier League.

Perhaps given that form it should not be a shock that clubs are interesting in signing him, but what would be surprising is if the player himself still wants out.

That's exactly what Spanish newspaper Marca are claiming - again - with their brief, cryptic report published on Thursday night entitled: Luis Suárez: Goodbye to England.

The report is only a few lines long, and is thin on detail. The notable lines read: "Liverpool's frontman has become one of the greatest strikers in the world, but he will not continue at Anfield next season.

"Suárez has already plumped for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and it is not Manchester City. In fact, the 27 year old striker will leave England altogether."

The reference to City refers to Marca's own report of seven days earlier, ludicrously claiming that the league's top scorer was destined for the Etihad.

It does not take a great deal of guesswork, with Marca's leanings, to deduce that the 'big club' they are alluding to Suarez wanting to join, is Real Madrid.

So what should fans make of it? Is it safe to simply dismiss it as rubbish and move on? Is the reason the rumours keep appearing because the interested club simply want to unsettle Suarez? Or is are there feelers being put out from the striker's agent that he would in fact be open to a move?

For all the confusion over Suarez' release clause last summer, speculation raged when the striker signed his new contract that a higher one was included in the new deal - but one upon which both player and club agreed on. Recent comments from Liverpool owner John Henry dismissing the validity of such clauses in football would suggest against this, leaving the ball in the club's court once more.

Suarez may have had doubts about the club's prospects last summer, but this season has surely shown he can achieve anything he wants to at Liverpool - in with a genuine chance of the title, and Champions League football assured for next season. With the World Cup on the horizon, surely the last distraction he wants during the tournament is an ongoing transfer saga.

The possibility of him bowing out as a league champion could be an ideal exit for him if he does really want to move on, but surely not when there will be so much still to achieve, and a sixth European Cup to aim for?

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