Suarez incident has implications, but he's too valuable for Liverpool to let go now

Suarez Dribbling

He is Liverpool's stand-out player, and Liverpool won't buckle to any external pressure to transfer list him.

Oh dear, it's happened again. Every time Luis Suarez does something that is completely bonkers on a football pitch it always ends in at least a whole tree of paper being used to write about him. This time it's not about his footballing genius as his temperament has failed him, his country, and possibly his club again.

After his bite in the second half of Uruguay's match with Italy on Giorgio Chiellini social media went mad, Liverpool fans cringed, but if there is a saving grace for Liverpool, it could probably take them towards another decent season if he is spared of a ban from domestic football - not that Suarez's actions should be celebrated in any way.

But the implications of yesterday's incident in Natal yesterday could be huge. 

Firstly on the transfer front, Liverpool may keep hold of their prize asset when it seemed as if all the signs were pointing towards him heading to the Anfield exit door. Barcelona and Real Madrid were turning up the heat in the press as they looked to get their man for what will have been a big fee, but it seems as though they have gone quiet and have been put off by a player who doesn't appear to have learnt from past mistakes if you believe some of the reports circulating since the incident. 

The fact Liverpool have called an urgent meeting to discuss how to respond to the incident the day after shows how seriously they view this, but they have to manage the player if they want to keep him at the club whilst trying to preserve the good name of the club, and given Suarez's previous antics those inside Anfield should have enough practice with dealing with it well enough by now and coming out the other side with a terrific footballer still at their club.

But for that reason alone Liverpool's patience must be tested a little. This time he wasn't in the red of Liverpool, but doing what he did on the world stage is bound to have a knock-on effect on the club he plays for whether .

For all that he is a joy to watch, there is a massive amount of baggage that comes with him. Hypothetically speaking, one can't help but feel if this was following a season when Liverpool were English and European champions and were well-established within Europe's elite again, then they would probably seek to move the Uruguayan towards the exit door. 

But it isn't, and a lot of Liverpool's play is built to cater for the Uruguayan's strength. Everything remains uncertain when it comes to Luis Suarez, but he is probably delayed any exit from Anfield for now as he'll embark on trying to rebuild his reputation again, whether it can is another matter entirely.

Not to mention that with a new TV deal coming into force for the 2015/16 season, qualification for the Champions League in the upcoming campaign will be viewed is essential and it is likely to be as competitive as it has ever been so he is probably more valuable to the team than ever.

It's hard to see Liverpool defending Suarez, but it is hard to see him being anywhere else than playing football in a red shirt in the next campaign, whether he'll play all of it remains to be seen.

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