Luis Suarez's exit could convince Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to do business with Liverpool.
Some Liverpool fans will still be getting their heads around the fact the club won’t be able to call on Luis Suarez next season to help maintain a Premier League title challenge.
However, as Suarez heads off to the Nou Camp with a parting letter to fans, his exit may have opened up another opportunity and increased the chance that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will now consider doing business with Brendan Rodgers.
One of the strikers tipped to come in and fill the void created by Suarez’s departure is Romelu Lukaku.
One of the main arguments prior to Suarez’s sale as to why Lukaku wouldn’t move to Anfield is because Mourinho saw the side as a very realistic threat to the Blues’s hopes of winning the league.
That threat was predominantly powered by Suarez, the best goalscorer in the Premier League last season but now he’s gone, Mourinho may ask Liverpool if they want to do a £20 million deal for the Belgian forward.
Liverpool’s arch rivals Manchester United create a very good contrast in the form of Juan Mata.
Mourinho has always maintained that he’ll never intentionally make a side he sees as a threat, stronger through selling that team his best players.
United’s demise and struggles last season helped the Mata sale because the Portuguese coach wouldn’t have thought that selling Mata to United would hurt him or his team.
Mata is a top quality playmaker and someone who could have ultimately stopped Cesc Fabregas’ move to Chelsea, if he was still employed by the West London club.
It’s a definite shame that Suarez is no longer a Liverpool or a Premier League player but the Reds have to adjust and move on.
Reports suggest Liverpool are very much interested in a £20 million deal and the bookies have slashed the odds on Lukaku moving to Anfield.
The questions that remain are; does Rodgers want to sign Lukaku and does the player want to play Champions League football in Merseyside?