Suarez on last chance at Liverpool, believes Fowler
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes current Reds forward Luis Suarez is almost out of chances at Anfield, BBC Sport has reported, as the Uruguay international prepares to return to action against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup following a 10-game ban for biting.
Suarez has not played for Liverpool since the incident with Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in May, and spent the early part of the summer pushing for a move away from Merseyside despite the club standing by him during both his latest lengthy absence and a previous eight-game suspension for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
And Fowler feels it is time Suarez repaid that loyalty with some of his own, saying: “He has let a lot of people down, including himself. The club have stood by him, so have the Liverpool supporters, and you can see why because he is a phenomenal player and you want phenomenal players in your side.
“I know in the summer it looked like he was leaving and quite rightly Liverpool expected a bit of loyalty back off him and thankfully he is still a Liverpool player. I don't think he'll get many more chances but I don't think he will be doing anything remotely as silly as he has.”
Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax for a £22m fee in January 2011 and has gone on to score 51 goals in 96 games. He was wanted by both Real Madrid and Arsenal during the off-season after declaring his desire to play in the Champions League but a move to the Gunners never materialised.
Without Suarez, Liverpool have made a strong start to the new season, currently sitting fifth in the table with 10 points from five games. Fowler added that it is time Suarez focused on showing his qualities on the field rather than attracting controversy. “Let's start talking about Luis Suarez as one of the great players rather than the stupid things he does on the pitch,” the former England international said.
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