Luis Suarez will go anywhere to leave Merseyside.
Controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez s willing to listen to any club in regards to a possible transfer, reports Sky Sports News.
This will spark rumours that he would be wiling to join a rival Premier League club, after previously declaring that he wanted to leave England, preferably to Real Madrid.
Arsenal and Chelsea have been credited with strong interest, with the former already having had a £30m bid rejected. Despite his continual comments on his desire to leave Anfield, the striker has not handed in a transfer request.
“If I receive an important offer to progress my career, I will study it. Some clubs have asked about me but I hand questions over to my agent. I am no stranger to rumours,” said the Uruguayan, in yet another conversation with the media about his future.
“I always want to improve. That’s why I left Ajax for Liverpool.
“But this club needs to fight to enter the Champions League and, when it doesn’t happen, it damages the morale of any player. So I’ve suffered.
“It is hard to view the Premier League every week with never a chance of winning it.
“On top of that, the English media do not understand me. The controversies with (Patrice) Evra and (Branislav) Ivanovic were decisive. There are always extra questions when people analyse me.
“After the Evra incident, it was very difficult to convince people about the ‘real’ Luis Suarez. Things had improved but then the incident involving Ivanovic was another blow.
“Had that not happened, perhaps I would have been regarded as the best Premier League player last season.”
It’s hard to sympathise with Suarez as any media backlash has only ever been the direct result of his actions. If he were to complete his current ten game suspension for biting Ivanovic, he would have been banned for an incredible 18 matches since joining the club in 2011.
On the other hand, it would be tough to argue against Suarez’s claims that he deserves Champions League football. Despite his troubles, the Uruguayan is undoubtedly a world-class operator, and scored 30 times for Liverpool last season. The Reds have not played in the Champions League since the 2009/10 season, and are not even playing in the Europa League next year.
Due to his lengthy contract though, Liverpool will demand an incredible sum for Suarez. They will no doubt want to receive close to the £50m they got for Fernando Torres from Chelsea in 2011. Brendan Rodgers has stated his desire to keep Suarez, but as many clubs have found out in the past – it’s nearly impossible to keep a player who so openly wants to leave a club.
Losing Suarez would be a massive blow to Liverpool, who have had a promising summer transfer wise so far. Rodgers has said he will look to bring in established first team players from now on, and it is looking more and more likely that a replacement fro Suarez will be on of them.