Why it is hard to see Suarez leaving Liverpool in the near future

The speculation has already started surrounding Luis Suarez's future, but this summer doesn't seem to be the time to leave Merseyside.

Luis Suarez seems to be in a happier place than 12 months ago. He’s had a terrific season which has seen him pick up the player of the year gong from his fellow players, the writers and his club, along with scoring 31 goals in the Premier League which helped his side finish second in the table.

More to the point, he hasn’t been in any trouble like in the past couple of seasons and will be able to play Champions League football during the next campaign.

Those two aspects were huge in him appearing unsettled last summer, but now they’re gone – and the Liverpool side has shown how much potential it has, it would be mad for him to leave now, surely?

Manager Brendan Rodgers had this to say in the Liverpool Echo: “We are one of the biggest clubs in the world – one of the great institutions in modern football.

“The Champions League was what we were all fighting for. It’s a wonderful platform for all the players and that opportunity is there now.

“We are playing at the highest level. We’re at the leading edge of the game playing a really exciting philosophy of football that people are looking at and admiring both at home and abroad.”

It feels like if there was a time for Suarez to leave Liverpool it was last summer. But with the side still evolving, along with the ambition and excitement surrounding Anfield at the moment, it is hard to see why the striker would want to leave just yet.

Also, in post-match interviews it appears that he is getting more to grips with the language and though it may have taken him a while to adapt, he seems to be more at home over here.

This isn’t to say that he will see out the remainder of his career at Liverpool, and nor should anyone expect him to, but there is a chance that he can enjoy his best years at Liverpool, along with picking up some honours he has won with the club, rather than just individually.

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