Anfield striker on his way out.
Luis Suarez is heading for the Anfield exit after lying to his manager and undermining the club.
Not even his belated apology for betraying Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish looks likely to stop the club’s owners from offloading him in the summer.
Suarez was condemned yesterday by Dalglish and managing director Ian Ayre, who insisted he has let down the club, the manager and his team-mates for refusing to shake the hand of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra on Saturday.
In an uncompromising statement issued by Ayre and endorsed by American owners John Henry and Tom Werner, the club detailed the betrayal they feel after Suarez insisted to Dalglish he would shake hands, but then went back on his word.
Dalglish issued his own apology, after viewing a tape of the incident, and realising just how much he had been misled by the striker he has backed so vehemently.
Liverpool will now begin an internal disciplinary hearing against Suarez, which is likely to lead to punishment that will include a fine agreed with the PFA. But in the longer term, it is also likely to see the owners cut their losses and sell the striker in the summer, after the club made a complete U-turn on their previously staunch defence of the Uruguayan.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
It appears that Suarez’s decision to not shake hands with Patrice Evra will lead Liverpool to consider offers for the Uruguayan who has seriously angered the club’s board and boss Dalglish.
It’s been a rocky first year for the former Ajax man, who served his eight match man for the initial Evra incident, only to exacerbate matters at Old Trafford on Saturday. The likes of Real Madrid and Inter Milan are both said to be interested and it will be interesting to see how the Merseyside club deals with any significant offers for the 25 year old.
Suarez has had a fairly good year on the field of play, netting 13 goals and assisting another 11 since his move to the Premier League in January 2011.