Why Suarez's Champions League final goal is bad news for Liverpool

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Raheem Sterling would have been watching - what conclusions would he have drawn?

The story of Luis Suarez joining Barcelona was an inevitable one. It's old news now, of course, while the Uruguayan still holds a strong bond with Liverpool Football Club.

It's also old news that his move to Barcelona has been a success after a phenomenal season.

But the fact the 28-year-old has now scored in a Champions League final - that his side won - might be bad news for the Reds.

Indeed, it was a sign of what players can achieve after leaving the club. Just as Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and more have also proved.

Raheem Sterling would have been watching. He will have seen that Suarez 'outgrew' Liverpool and the want-away winger may just have had his desire to leave Anfield strengthened. Psychologically, seeing the Uruguayan hit the net in Berlin will not have gone unnoticed by the youngster.

He *claims* he wants trophies and what better proof than his former team-mate going out there and shining on the biggest stage in club football? Liverpool's negotiating position will have been weakened, while the winger's poor performance for England on Sunday afternoon won't encourage anyone to pay more should the Reds be happy to sell him.

Of course, there is the small matter of Sterling not being anywhere near Suarez in terms of ability. But that hasn't stopped the 20-year-old in his quest to leave Liverpool so far, has it?

If both player and agent are to be believed, you'd think Suarez was the next Sterling...

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