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Enough Is Enough – Should Liverpool Fire Luis Suarez?

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In the light of Suarez literally sinking his teeth into the Premier League, I contemplate Suarez’s future at Anfield.

Luis Suarez was landed with a ten-match suspension after sinking his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield a fortnight ago. Suarez not only tore the battle for fourth place wide apart but also Ivanovic’s flesh as the Liverpool player escaped punishment from the match’s official, Kevin Friend. Retrospectively, Suarez has been hit with one of the biggest suspensions dished out in the English game only three years after committing a very similar offence in the colours of Ajax in a Dutch league game.

We all know that the Uruguayan has a rich history of controversy, even prior to his Anfield career, but can Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool afford to keep his spot at the club open for him after constant re-offending.

The forward has been integral to Liverpool’s season, netting 23 goals in the Premier League, only one behind Robin van Persie, who will now effectively win the Golden Boot award thanks to the hefty suspension.

Liverpool’s managing director, Ian Ayre had to pull out of a four-day business trip in Asia to answer questions about their star man who is becoming a thorn in the side through disciplinary matters. Last year, he was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra, landing himself with an eight-match fine stretching into 2012 and his previous bite landed him in similar hot water.

Some listeners on talkSPORT radio stated that he should be banished from the illustrious club, yes, Suarez might be leaving them with some disciplinary matters to deal with but having his contract tore up isn’t the right way to go about it.

Instead of gifting the forward a pay packet to leave the club, and ply his fluent attacking trade elsewhere, Liverpool would be wasting money that could be spent on possible anger management or counselling, which was an option thrown about on Sky Sports News prior to the suspension announcement. That is the road that Liverpool should take, they are at a crossroads where they are attempting to break the top four and with key men like Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard reaching their twilight years at Anfield, Rodgers and Ayre need to act quick.

Selling Suarez isn’t the answer, after all 30 goals in 44 matches is an impressive feat for a player in the self-proclaimed ‘best division in the world’. Gifting Luis Suarez, even with all his imperfections and indisciplines he is a world-class player, a player that should be the cornerstone of the re-building project taking place at Anfield right now.

The purchases of Philippe Coutinho of Daniel Sturridge alongside the development of Jonjo Shelvey and Raheem Sterling are the beginnings of a young, illustrious squad for Liverpool, with the potential for more once Rodgers opens his cheque book in the summer more talent will be bled into the dressing room.

There’s no doubt that Suarez is the answer to success for Liverpool and without him, a place in the top four or even Europe is at risk for the near future for the five-time European Cup winners.

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