Anfield club sticking by Uruguayan forward.
Despite being urged to sell Luis Suarez by arch rivals Manchester United, Liverpool are understood to be reluctant to do just that.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson said that Liverpool should “get rid of him” after Suarez shunned the hand of Patrice Evra prior to the teams’ meeting at the weekend.
That was despite Suarez having admitted using language that could be construed as racially offensive towards Evra to an independent FA panel, resulting in an eight match ban.
Still, after a rather public apology from Suarez, Kenny Dalglish and Ian Ayre that seemed to come straight from club owners Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool have no interest in selling their Uruguayan forward according to the Liverpool Echo.
Besides the simple fact that the Reds would not want to obey a suggestion from their strongest adversaries, there are other reasons to keep Suarez.
The most obvious, which many newspapers have seemed to forget in recent weeks, is that he is a vital player for Liverpool on the pitch.
The 25 year-old is the one player at Anfield who can get the crowd on their feet by tricking his way past an opponent, and his creativity and movement make Liverpool a far less predictable outfit in attack.
Whilst Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy have developed a decent understanding up front, their ‘little and large’ partnership is somewhat old fashioned and one-dimensional in the modern game of quick passing and movement.
Luis Suarez is hugely important to Liverpool, and the club appear willing to forgive certain transgressions as long as his form on the pitch continues.