Liverpool give Suarez three weeks to decide future

Liverpool want an end to the Luis Suarez saga by the end of the month, the Daily Mirror has reported, with the club telling the unsettled Uruguay international to resolve to remain at Anfield or put in a transfer request.

Suarez has repeatedly said he wishes to leave the Premier League this summer, amid mooted interest from Real Madrid, but the Mirror claims Madrid have yet to make any contact with Liverpool over the forward.

A possible reason for the lack of an approach from Madrid is the suspension hanging over Suarez’s head for biting Branislav Ivanovic – it has six games to run and will have to be served regardless of the competition in which Suarez is playing at the start of the season. But with La Liga beginning later than the Premier League, Madrid could prefer to leave Suarez at Liverpool, serve more of the ban, and then swoop before the end of the transfer window, by which point Suarez will have only one or two games to sit out.

Suarez is currently on holiday after competing in the Confederations Cup but has been told to return to Liverpool duty on July 22. Liverpool play a friendly in Australia two days later and then travel to Bangkok for a game on July 28. The latter is considered a more likely fixture for Suarez to make his Reds return.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen to bring an end to the situation, one way or another, and wants matters settled by the time of the first Premier League game, on August 17. Suarez however has a history of forcing moves, going on strike when a Groningen player in an effort to force a switch to Ajax. It was from Ajax that he joined Liverpool, while in the midst of a ban for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakal.

See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG

Related posts

Leave a Comment