OK, hear me out. I’m not that crazy. Yes, Luis Suarez was by some distance the Premier League’s best player last season. And maybe even the best the season before that. But his £75 million move to Barcelona that was officially announced today doesn’t have to be the doom and gloom for Liverpool that it may currently appear.
With his talisman on his way to Spain, Brendan Rodgers is tasked with partially rebuilding a side which was based around the mercurial talents of the Uruguayan. Not wholly based, but largely so.
As Champions League football looms on the horizon, and with any luck another charge at the Premier League title on the cards, there is much to be positive about ahead of the start of the 2014-15 season.
So with the positivity of last season’s success still fresh in the mind, here are FIVE reasons why losing Luis Suarez might not be as bad as it first appears.