Here we are again. I find myself once again writing about a Luis Suarez controversy. Not just a controversy but another biting one, just 14 months after the Uruguayan sank his teeth into the arm of Branislav Ivanovic Suarez is at the centre of another biting storm this time the victim being Giorgio Chiellini. This is the third occasion Suarez has bitten an opponent and his club Liverpool now find themselves at a crossroads.
Stick or twist. Brendan Rodgers and John W. Henry have to decide whether to cash in on their star man or once again stand by him through yet another scandal. Before the incident there were rumours that Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were preparing huge bids for the player however, their interest may have wavered due to this controversy which means if Liverpool did decide that they have had enough of the striker’s actions it may actually prove difficult to sell him. Also I’m sure his will have dramatically decreased due to his actions meaning Liverpool will again suffer.
There is no doubt that Suarez has once again let himself, his country and his club down with these disgraceful actions but there is also no doubting that Suarez is by far Liverpool’s best player with over thirty premier league goals last term as well as winning player of the season. With Liverpool now back in the Champions League most fans will be desperate to keep him despite his troubles as Liverpool are clearly a better team with him in the side. This means the club hierarchy will have the unenviable decision of whether or not Suarez has substantially enough ruined the clubs reputation.
Personally as a Liverpool fan I am in two minds. I am fed up of Suarez constantly dragging our club’s name through the mud especially when it seemed people’s opinions of him were genuinely changing for the better but on the other hand he is one of the most brilliant and skilful players I have ever had the privilege to witness represent my club. With the result of FIFA’s investigation pending I do hope Suarez stays at Anfield as on his day and in the right frame of mind there are not many better players on the planet. However I also realise he this is not a one off and he faces a thoroughly deserved lengthy punishment and as some are suggesting perhaps psychological assessment as his will and passion to win too often turns into insanity.