Reports in Spain this week indicate that Luis Suarez could make a shock move back to Liverpool but the bookies indicate that a fairytale reunion is not on the cards.
Many Liverpool fans remember Luis Suarez’ time at the club by his sheer number of goals or the effortless way he would carve out a route to goal. I, on the other hand, most remember the havoc he would wreak with his “zero fucks given attitude” on the pitch.
In his last season at Anfield, the Uruguayan netted 31 times and provided 24 assists. While the Reds’ current strike force is doing a fantastic job of things at the moment, with 90 goals in all comps this season, I defy anyone to tell me that Suarez would not be welcomed back with open arms.
Given the source of the story, it’s really a non-issue but with the emotional ride that Jürgen Klopp has us on at the moment, we can all dream of the previously unfathomable.
The Spanish outlet claims that Suarez’ sale would allow Barcelona to free up funds to make a move for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezzman, who last night won the Europa League.
Barca paid £75 million for the forward back in 2014 and although that price would be inflated now, he is now 31 years old and although few clubs would pay around £100 million for him, he would almost guarantee silverware in the current Liverpool setup.
Although the Spanish press believe Liverpool would be the most likely destination for Suarez if he were to leave, the bookies are not having it.
According to the ECHO, Paddy Power have him at 10/3 to make an Anfield return while SkyBet are offering 33/1 for Liverpool to make a shock swoop for him in the summer.
Are Liverpool really in need of Suarez? I would say no but it’s fantastic knowing that Klopp has guided this club into a position where talk of the Reds signing the likes of Suarez isn’t at all outlandish.