So this time, am talking to a select few; call them the elite football lovers and you won't be far wrong. Yes, I meant the Kopites, Reds, Scousehearts, Liverpudlians, fans of LIVERPOOL FC all around the world (YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE). I also realize that am inviting a mini world war3 by my comments: and my response in advance is, BRING IT ON!!!
So, in the last two weeks or more, LFC fans the world have watched with growing trepidation and dismay, the drama surrounding the supposed exit of our boy wonder upfront, Luis Suarez to Real Madrid. I say supposed because there are yet to be any official statements issued to that effect. In typical KOP fashion, fans all over the world have passionately had their say. Opinions have been ventured and if the arguments in my chat group are anything to go by, I daresay voices have been raised.
Here's my 2cents on the matter; Luis Suarez is a world class striker with an excellent work rate. Like most geniuses, he has an attitude problem. He has even been treated unfairly by the English press during the 'racism issue': unfortunately, he set himself up as fodder for them with the unfortunate 'biting saga'. The press of course, went 'manic' with the issue.
What I don't understand is Suarez still setting himself up for his 'nemesis, THE PRESS' again; during the off season. It would have paid him better to watch his utterances, even if he truly desires to leave; work out his issues with the coach and the LFC management, then speak up, after the fact. Instead, he has drawn the ire of fans all over the world (who feel a huge sense of betrayal, especially after supporting him staunchly throughout his ordeals).
Whether anyone else agrees or not, LFC is a better side with him- Suarez in it. And with the fortifications Brendan Rodgers is looking to make, he has a chance to make history and set the KOP back on the path to its winning ways and glory days. If he chooses to stay, that is. I know that us fans, including those screaming 'hell and high water', will welcome him back into the pride of place in all our hearts. If he chooses to leave, oh well. The club will adjust to life without Suarez. John Barnes summed it up perfectly in his admonishing 'love the club, not the players'.
I would go for the option of locking his teeth for a period, if he were to stay. For two reasons; to avoid anymore 'MISUNDERSTOOD COMMENTS'. The second one? Its a little too obvious, isn't it (chuckling)?
My fellow elites, let's hear your views.
P.S. To the others (am trying to be politically correct), whatever you say, we know you want him on your side, in spite of the antics you pretend to condemn, okay?