With no fault of the club, they have landed themselves in a worse scenario, where the player would not be able to play until October 26. Hence, the player is set to miss the first nine matches of the EPL season, Champions League group stage ties and Capital One Cup fixture.
What makes the situation worse is the opening tight fixtures for Liverpool, where they face defending champions Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur along with other teams. Liverpool may not be a weak team in Suarez's absence, but his presence instills fear amongst defenders and lends confidence to his team mates. Luis Suarez will be sorely missed by kopites.
Liverpool fans have been deeply hurt by Luis Suarez's act. Ever since he joined Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish, he has won over the hearts of Liverpool fans with his footballing skills. But, his behaviour has been found wanting on several counts, where he has been suspended by the English FA a couple of times. During those days as well, Liverpool backed their player, for which, they received several criticism from fans of other clubs. Still, they stood their ground and supported Luis Suarez. Is this the way Suarez pays the club fans back?
It was not only the club, but also his team mates and the coaching staff, who always showed faith in him, hoping that the player would improve his behavioural problems. After the Ivanovic bite incident last year, many critics felt it was time for Liverpool to let go their striker, who has defamed the historic Liverpool Football Club. Still for the second time (first being Patrice Evra racial abuse incident), Liverpool held their ground and did not allow Suarez to depart, though the Uruguyan was keen to quit Anfield.
There are a number of questions, which lingers on one's mind after the controversial third bite. Will things change after the third bite? Will Luis Suarez want to remain at Liverpool? Would any other club come calling after Chiellini's incident? Would Liverpool get the right price? Would they suffer a loss?
Even after the incident, European giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have not cooled their interest on the Uruguayan. They would be rather pleased that they could steal the player from Anfield at a bargain price. News from the Liverpool camp is that the player is still not for sale, until any further notice.
But, with Liverpool's interest in Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, the catalans are willing to use Sanchez as a bait to bring Suarez to Barcelona. One thing is for sure that the Uruguayan player price has dipped after the world cup incident, but Liverpool might only sell the player, if the right price is set for the player.
The final call is not going to be anyone's apart from Brendan Rodgers', the Liverpool manager. Everyone knows, Liverpool was very close to clinching the title last season and most of the credit goes to Luis Suarez with his performance. It was Brendan Rodgers who fought against all the odds and helped Saurez get back to his best - banging goals right, left and centre.
Suarez was a changed player, who was gradually keeping his cool. Fans and critics started to love him and started to admire the player, for his willingness to succeed and hunger for the game brought accolades. He had become a disciplined player and fans expected the same disciplined Suarez to take Uruguay to greater heights and he did so with his brace against England. But that was the end of the good story, for his old cannibalistic instinct took over against Italy and bit Chiellini.
Welcome the old Suarez. Will he ever learn?
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