Liverpool are today being linked with a move for Luis Suarez. When I heard this rumour / speculation, memories of the FIFA World Cup can racing back to me and my blood started to boil. I will never forget Luis Suarez for as long as I live simply due to his deliberate hand ball in the quarter final game between Ghana and Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup 2010. Suarez’s handball prevented a goal for Ghana which could have seen Ghana go into the World Cup semi final. I was at that game at Soccer City in Johannesburg and as South Africa had already been knocked out of the tournament, myself and millions of other South African’s were now backing Ghana as they were the only African team left. Suarez did get punished for his hand ball and got red carded but then Ghana went on to miss the resulting penalty! I have debated this topic many times about this Suarez hand ball, and I have simply concluded to hate Suarez because of that.
So now when I hear that Suarez could be coming to my beloved Liverpool, I wonder how I would feel about that. There is no doubt that Suarez is a great striker and he proved that at the World Cup. He is only 23 years old which bodes well for us. A Suarez – Torres partnership sounds very lethal on paper and I am sure they would be able to hit it off on the field.
The speculation surrounding Suarez leaving Ajax is centered around the fact that he is disappointed with the departure of Martin Jol, who left his post as the manager of Ajax on Monday following a poor run of results.
How much would Suarez cost? That is a good question. The hype around Suarez has died down after the World Cup so hopefully this would lower his asking price. If Liverpool are able to sign Suarez for a reasonable fee then I say we must go for it, but I will still not forgive you Suarez!