Chief executive labels Uruguayan “an accident waiting to happen”.
Some have suggested that Luis Suarez’s big money sale from Liverpool to Barcelona had in some ways led to an argument that the Premier League had in some way been ‘lessened’ in value due to the departure of 2013/14’s leading goal-scorer, this is not a theory to which chief executive Peter Scudamore subscribes according to comments reported on the ITV website.
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Scudamore believes the English top tier will be a ‘calmer place’ now that the star striker has left Anfield and believes the timing was right to say goodbye to the disgraced forward.
“He’s a great player and I’m not taking anything away from his talents: he was voted by both his own players and the media last year the player of the year and deservedly so.” stated Scudamore.
“He’s great to have but an accident waiting to happen, and if you spend your time trying to promote what’s good about the Premier League, you’re always waiting for the next thing to come along.
“And this one in the summer, although it was with Uruguay, although it didn’t directly involve the Premier League, clearly it reflected on Liverpool as one of our great clubs.
“And it reflected on us.
“He’s done his time here, but I can’t say I’m sorry to see him go.
“I think it was good business on a number of levels from Liverpool to move Suarez on.”
Scudamore may well have a point though his claim that Suarez was an ‘accident waiting to happen’ does perhaps act as something of an understatement in so much as the former Ajax man had clearly committed a fair few ‘accidents’ during his time on Merseyside prior to his latest biting offence.
Whilst it’s true the Premier League will be spared a fair bit of controversy with Suarez now in La Liga, it’s also fair to say that the English top tier has also lost arguably one of the top five best footballers on the planet right now.
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