After Luis Suarez’s infamous bite on Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday, Liverpool football club now have a massive decision on their hands. Their top scorer was again involved in a huge controversy and now the Merseysiders must decide whether the Uruguayan is a threat to their club’s name and reputation.
After being banned for eight games for racial abuse last Premier League season, and after countless allegations of diving and cheating, Suarez has had a provocative career at Liverpool. Sunday’s video evidence of Suarez biting Ivanovic, now streamed across the world, may be a step too far in the eyes of managing director Ian Ayre and Fenway Sports Group – the club’s American owners.
If Suarez was to be sold, the club would be asking for a price tag starting at £30million, as all season long the striker has been the subject of rumours linking him with moves to Bayern Munich and Juventus. But with Suarez gone, the club would need a new star striker to work alongside Daniel Sturridge. Here are five possible replacements for the Reds.