It seems odd that a player who has been banned from all footballing activities for 4 months and recently bit an opponent (his third offence) has just got a huge step up in terms of clubs after a massive £75 million transfer (although reports in Spain say it is closer to £64 million).
First off £75 million is grossly overpaying for a player who has a tendency to get himself big suspensions every season and one who won’t be able to meet up with the rest of the team until late October. If you measure him against the Bale transfer for instance his market value is probably right, but in reality Bale was way overpriced and so is Suarez. If Barca had paid £50 million then it would have been good business but they paid 50% more than that.
It is sad for the Premier League because once again it has lost one of its stars. I’m not a Liverpool fan but Suarez was the biggest name and best player in the Premier League and now he has gone, it leaves a whole in the idea that the Premier League is the pinnacle of football when the stars of the league keep moving to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
So what about Liverpool? Yes they have managed to get rid of a major headache in Suarez because you know he hasn’t racially abused someone in a while (something which will probably be endearing in Spain) and is not too far off another suspension but they have just sold by far their best player. Liverpool somehow finished second last year (yes 2nd with that poor squad!) and pretty much most of the credit can go to Suarez. He singlehandedly carried the team through the middle of the season (after his suspension) and when his form dropped off the other players picked it up because they were drunk on the momentum. However as is the way of things you can’t win a league with just one player and so Liverpool choked after realising that for once they weren’t struggling to get a Europa League place and that their manager was a dafty.
How will Liverpool, the one man team, cope without their one man? The answer is pretty simple, they are bound to struggle, greatly. Liverpool needed a whole host of players and that was before Suarez was sold; now they need a whole host more. You look at the £75 million which they are reportedly receiving and marvel at the players they could potentially be signing and think that they will be ok because that money will be able to be spread throughout the squad! Sounds good, but have a little look at Spurs and how they did after Bale and you realise that it is incredibly hard to replace somebody who is truly special.
So far Liverpool have signed Emre Can (a Bayern Munich reject), Adam Lallana (an overpriced Englishman) and Rickie Lambert (em….really?), that’s £39 million of your Suarez transfer gone already. It’s hard to say how Can will do but you have to imagine that if he was good enough you imagine he would still be at Bayern, I do like Lallana but you have to wonder if he could make the step up (Stewart Downing looked good at Villa after all) and the less said about Lambert the better.
Liverpool fans won’t want to read this but you’re fucked. You are absolutely fucked. I didn’t think you would finish top 4 next season with Suarez (prior to ban) but now I don’t think you’ve got a chance. Chelsea are better, City are better, Arsenal are better, Utd are better, Spurs have stayed the same and Liverpool have regressed dramatically on last season.
Look Liverpool fans, maybe I’m wrong, maybe all of Liverpool’s signings will play super-duper well (just like last seasons did…cough cough cough) and maybe guys like Sturridge and Sterling will step up and take the reins, and yeah maybe all of that will happen and everyone will live happily ever after and Liverpool will win the quadruple!!! However back in the real world it is unlikely that all of these things will happen. First off I doubt that Sturridge and Sterling will do as well as last season because a large reason for their success was the space which defences were giving them because they were worried about Suarez and Sturridge is pretty shit anyway. To sign about seven or eight players (as is needed) makes it unlikely that they will be able to gel straight away which as I have previously said look at Spurs last season. It all looks pretty grim…
So there you have it Suarez taking bites out of his fellow humans and subsequent transfer to Barcelona has pretty much left Liverpool in the shits. It is bad news for Liverpool, it is bad news for the Premier League and it is bad news for the marketing. However can you really blame Suarez for leaving, who really wants to play at middle of the road clubs anyway?
Leave a comment about what you think about King Bitey’s transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona for lots ‘n’ lots of money. Do you think that it was the right time for Liverpool to let him go? Do you think that it was only a matter of time because good players don’t play for Liverpool? Share your opinions and stuff!!!