Lost in Translation

Luis Suarez has become the latest player to be caught out with loose chat to journalists.

I’m not sure why players constantly make this same mistake. Especially in these days of 24 hour news dissemination and social media. All to often foreign players let their guard and blab to their fellow countrymen seemingly unaware of the consequences.

The Uruguayan and Liverpool centre forward was asked by a Uruguayan newspaper if he desired to leave Liverpool.

He answered :

“If another team comes around with more prospects of competing in international club competition games, which is willing to have [me], they are welcome.

“We would talk to the club, and we would see if I want to go or if I don’t want to go.”

Although it is wasn’t a stinging rebuke of the Merseyside team nor a definite answer, it could be seen as criticism of Liverpool’s faltering campaign under Brendan Rodgers and a statement of intent.

Suarez is a top class player and needs to playing in the top class club competition : the Champions League. He would probably be awarded the Player of the Season the is year (if he benefited from a better public persona and as little less condemnation by the media).

It’s hardly surprising that he has his eyes on greater prizes than the FA and League Cup.

Although Liverpool are historically a big club they have fallen away in recent years, failing to break into the top 4 Champion League places. A failure to match the huge spending of Manchester City and Chelsea along with managerial chopping and changing has contributed to their demise.

If Liverpool lose Suarez he will be very difficult to replace. Much like Fernando Torres before him, Suarez has become the focal point of the Liverpool team. To the point that players are bought, sold and picked to complement him eg. Andy Carroll.

 

Unless Rodgers brings a top quality attacker with either a huge price tag – Falcoa,Cavani-or  a young prospect with huge skill, he will have to start his “long term project ” from scratch.

It is unlikely that Liverpool will finish in the top 4. It would take a complete collapse by Spurs, Arsenal or Chelsea combined with an impossible winning run by Liverpool. As a result Suarez will be a target for almost all of the big continental teams. Bayern are supposed to be interested along with Barca and Real Madrid.

March 21, 2013. Tags: , , , . football, South American football.

2 Comments

  1. DGW replied:

    I suppose it all comes down to whether The Rodgers plan will come to fruition next year or is it slighty longer term. Certain players will soon be too old for Liverpool and perhaps big money may provide for youthful talent.

  2. ali mclauchlan replied:

    Yeah, but i doubt Suarez is looking to the long term. Liverpool can’t even make the interesting stages of the Europa League and have to replace at least 7 of their first team. Carragher is retiring, Downing is rotten , as is Henderson. Suarez is Bayern bound with Falcoa, Ledendowski and Guardiola. Never hear the end of it from a certain German.

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