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25 Mar 2021 06:34:46
Suarez to liverpool is the latest rumour. if salah leaves. Utter tripe. Such lazy journalism.

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25 Mar 2021 09:12:54
Our defense does needs a bit more bite . I'll get my coat!

25 Mar 2021 09:17:07
He’s not even half the player he was.

25 Mar 2021 09:39:57
Not that it’s going to happen, just the idea to replacing a player who almost guarantees you 20 goals a season and is in his prime with a washed up has been who doesn’t have the legs anymore is at best a terrible decision and at worst a slap in the face to the supporters, almost as bad as signing Mario Balotelli.

25 Mar 2021 10:22:50
6times: almost as bad as signing mario balotelli? Jesus some people have lost their minds. he's still the second top scorer in his league with more goals than any player has in our league and all this for a so called defensive team getting less chances than he would for other top sides. Im not saying we should sign him but f**k me what tripe do you want to talk?

25 Mar 2021 10:24:01
There is no way the club would be that stupid to bring him back after his multiple issues when with us.

25 Mar 2021 10:35:17
Never going to happen! I think when most people think of a player coming back they tend to do so with the memory of the player in their pomp. I loved him as a player but as a man. not so much. I want to keep salah. His stats are second to none.

25 Mar 2021 11:09:55
Definitely almost as bad as signing Balotelli, a huge salary, piss poor attitude and his behaviour here previously was appalling, let’s not pretend otherwise (the biting, the racism, the threats of going on strike if he didn’t get a move) . He is past it, he’d not last five minutes in a faster more physical league, against Chelsea in the champions league his movement was so poor and one paced he looked like pensioner, ironically. So yes, replacing an in his prime Salah with a way past his best and on his way out Suarez would be Balotelli levels of idiocy.

25 Mar 2021 12:12:15
Suarez as a player is unbelievable and his last season with us was probably the best individual season seen in the PL.
but as a person, I along with many, dislike him. Poor behaviour and attitude. Coincided with the way he forced a move away from us. So it’s a definite no for me (not like the rumour is true anyway)
A prime Suarez with the right behaviour and attitude would score so many goals in this Liverpool team. Unfortunately he’s let himself down on multiple occasions over the course of his career .

25 Mar 2021 12:36:11
*was unbelievable, Moreton. Was. In the past.

But still an incredibly awful person.

25 Mar 2021 13:31:08
Completely get why people wouldn’t want Suarez back at the club. Plenty of reasons; take your pick.

But don’t confuse that with the quality of the footballer. Anybody describing him as washed up and past it probably needs to take a closer look at La Liga. Suarez, despite being 34, despite having had some injury problems, despite being slower than he was, has 19 league goals this season with ten matches still to play. He is second only behind Messi this season, and has spearheaded Atletico Madrid to the top of the table. I read an article about him which, whilst acknowledging that he didn’t have the pace or mobility of a few years ago, talked about how he still dictates matches, still puts the fear of god into opponents and, most tangibly, still scores goals. It described one particular goal where, because there was no crowd noise, Suarez could be heard almost verbally commanding and orchestrating a goal through each phase of the move.

The fact that he is still doing all that despite his age and despite some injury problems tells you exactly how good a player we’re talking about. I can’t recall seeing many other players like him. He was a force of nature for us. Very talented yes, right up there, but it was the combination of that ability with his ferocious desire, effort, commitment and work rate that made him what he was. Check out a YouTube highlights package from when we beat Tottenham 5-0 in December 2013. Suarez was sensational but what I always remember was how he celebrated when Jon Flanagan scored that belter. Suarez rolled around on the floor celebrating with Flanagan, face beaming in ecstasy. No ego, no wanting to score all the goals himself, just desperate to play and win. An absolutely brilliant player at his peak. One of the very best we’ve ever had. And now, even at 34 and some way off his peak, still better than most.

A player of that profile could be a decent option. I don’t think there is any suggestion that it would be as a replacement for Salah, Mane or anybody else, but as a back up option who could regularly come off the bench or step in to play when other strikers were injured, it would be a great option for a year or two. Look at what Ibrahimovich did at Utd at a similar stage of his career. Downside would be potentially getting in the way of someone like Elliott coming through.

Anyway, I personally wouldn’t want to see Suarez back at Liverpool. Despite all the great things he did on the pitch, he let us down too badly and I don’t want anybody anywhere near our club who uses any form of racist language. But I do think it’s strange to call him washed up, past it or similar given what he’s been doing this season.

25 Mar 2021 14:17:47
6times. He’s still a very good player at the moment. Yes his legs have gone but his technique and goal scoring ability is still right up there with the best around.

I wouldn’t have him back at the club because he’s not a nice person. But as a footballer nobody can question his quality.

25 Mar 2021 14:36:06
RR he has no pace, is injury prone, not very mobile at all now (my 85 father in law moves around with more pace using two walking sticks than Suarez) and he still is very problematic because of that whole racism issue. In his day he was a great footballer (awful human being though), but that day is very very long gone and he would be a disastrous signing as he just doesn’t have the legs to keep up in a faster pace of football, the last time I saw him play was against Chelsea and he looked like a footballer who was completely shot to pieces. It was the Spanish gutter press who have literally suggested that we were interested in him as a replacement for Salah, which would be utterly bonkers as we’d be selling a player in his peak who scores 20 goals every season for a player only fit for the knackers yard. Thankfully it seems to have emanated from a particular poor source (Fichajes apparently) even for Spain, so it can be dismissed easily.

25 Mar 2021 15:32:39
Suarez has 19 league goals this season but he's 'only fit for the knackers yard', classic.
Remember the time you were telling anyone who would listed why Cornet wasn't any good based on his appearances at the AFCON and it turned out you were watching the wrong player? It bet you've just done that again.

25 Mar 2021 15:38:51
And despite all of that, 6Times, he still has 19 goals so far this season, will probably finish with mid 20s goals and is on track to win the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid this season.

You are using the example or benchmark of scoring 20 goals a season to lead to your conclusion that he is only fit for the knackers yard, when he needs one more goal this season to literally be a 20 goals a season striker this season (having also done the same in eight of the previous nine seasons) . Clearly, at this stage of his career, he's not one for the future but it's ridiculous to say a player with his current and recent record this season is washed up and only fit for the knackers yard.

But, just to say it again, I personally wouldn't want him back at Liverpool, we took some reputational and credibility damage last time he was here, and I expect that there is no substance to this rumour anyway, but I don't see how he can be described as past it, over the hill, washed up or similar when he's already scored 19 league goals this season, is second top scorer in La Liga and top scorer for the team who are top of the league.

25 Mar 2021 16:51:46
Correct me if I'm wrong but Suarez did what he did to get a move to one of the La Liga big boys. Has he played up since?

If he came to Liverpool, I wouldn't mind personally if banged in 19 goals in 25 games. We keep saying players are just personal these days, and as a human being is he any worse than the likes of John Terry or Ryan Giggs might be viewed by some?

We take him for the goals he would give us for a season or two, and that's it. Outside of the finances, everything else is irrelevant.

25 Mar 2021 16:53:55
*Personnel, not personal, sorry.

25 Mar 2021 17:38:32
Id swap him for Origi 🙏.

25 Mar 2021 18:30:53
From a purely footballing perspective, the issue with Suarez coming back isn't ability, it's his role in the team. He's definitely good enough for our squad, even at 34. But he wouldn't be first choice. Even if you're in the camp that has Firmino all but written off, (I'm not) he'd still be behind Salah, Jota and Mane in the pecking order.

Would he come back here to be a backup and rotation option? And more importantly be paid as a backup and rotation option? I don't think so. I wouldn't if I were him, especially if I was still good enough to be first choice at Athletico.

And if Salah does leave, as is the suggested pre-requisite for Suarez' signing, his replacement as a first choice player will not be a 34 year old Suarez. Not unless Michael Edwards starts eating drugs or something.

The only way I could remotely see it happening is if Mane or Salah leave, we bring in a much younger (like 18 or 19 or something) who might need a season or two to get going, and bring in Suarez as a stop gap to take the pressure off the kid who's coming in to replace a big name in the long term. And even that situation, we then have the "off pitch" history of the guy to think about.

All in all very unlikely, imo.

25 Mar 2021 18:35:02
Makes me laugh all the people who think Milner can play on forever, the bloke is 35/ 36? Suarez is 34! If he was an option from the bench I’d take him in a heart beat. Wouldn’t block the way for Elliot to develop, the guy is a winner, something we miss at the minute. I don’t for one minute expect it to happen or if it did I wouldn’t expect him to play every game but if we had him this season we’d be sitting a lot higher up the league than we currently are. Plus let’s not forget he’s one of the most exciting players I’ve ever seen play for us and I’ve been watching Liverpool from the late 70’s early 80’s!

25 Mar 2021 19:52:30
Lot of people forgetting chewy wanted out even to Arsenal got king kenny the sack!
I’m like most of u I seen him play and he’s the best player I’ve ever see play at anfield but time moves on!
From the bench course I’d love him but let’s move on!

25 Mar 2021 20:35:42
I'd put him in over Mane, all day. Which of the two would we trust more to net 20 plus next season?

In any case, I think one of the things we need to take from this past season is we need more rotation. We can't have the same players out there week in, week out. I'm sure our injuries are related to the relentless intensity the players have to contend with.

Can't see this move actually materialising, unless Eds have any insights?, but we should be real about where we are in our cycle, the club's situation, and what are/ would in fact be good moves for us.

25 Mar 2021 21:13:11
"I'd put him in over Mane, all day. "

Ah lad.

25 Mar 2021 21:46:32
As a footballer, goal scorer I would take him over Firmino every day of the week.







 

 

 
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