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Does he owe it to himself to leave Liverpool this summer?

Date: 24th March 2014 at 6:55pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Eleven months and three days ago, Liverpool's Luis Suarez threw away his chances of claiming the Premier League's Player of the Year award with one moment of absolute madness. He decided to take a bite of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's shoulder, in front of a 45,000-strong Anfield crowd, countless television cameras and a live world-wide audience reaching well into the multi-millions. Already a controversial figure in England, the Uruguayan's nibble on Ivanovic's upper arm confirmed the opinion that such a provocative and self-admitted amoral player should not be allowed near the most coveted individual accolade in English football, regardless of his 23-goal haul and talismanic attacking displays for the Reds that without, would probably have left Brendan Rodgers fearing for his job last summer. The award went to Gareth Bale instead, just a matter of months before his world-record-breaking £86million move to Real Madrid. But when the Premier League's peers gather together at the end of the season to decide who should claim the prize this term, few would be surprised at a near-unanimous verdict in Suarez's favour. The fact the 27 year-old has lasted an entire year without mortifying the English public is an achievement in  itself that deserves some form of trophy-based reward, but Suarez's expected overwhelming majority vote is sourced in the manner in which he's used performances on the pitch and nothing else to answer his critics this season. The Liverpool striker, despite missing the first five games of the campaign through his biting ban, is currently leading the Premier ... Read More


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