Conversations in the Football Transfer Tavern don’t last long before Luis Suarez is mentioned, and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has also weighed in on the striker’s future.
Yesterday reports emerged from the Daily Mirror that Suarez will become the top summer target for Bayern Munich when Pep Guardiola takes over.
Suarez himself has often stated his happiness on Merseyside, and signed a long-term deal only last summer. But there are thoughts that suggest the Uruguayan star may opt for a move away from Anfield at some stage should Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League, coupled with the fact he has taken constant criticism from the British media all season.
“I know he’s recently signed a long-term contract. I know that he’s comfortable and he’s happy here. But I think that’s a question for Luis to answer,” Gerrard told Sky’s Goals on Sunday. “Only he knows what his ambitions and dreams are. He’s gone on record recently and said he’s really happy and comfortable here.
“Hopefully we can put a fight on from now until the end of the season to finish fourth, and make the decision for him. But Luis Suarez deserves to be in the Champions League. I think everyone has to admit that.”
Gerrard and Suarez were both on target during Liverpool’s 5-0 rout of Norwich City at the weekend, with the latter bagging his 20th goal of the season in all competitions.
Suarez has also improved his goalscoring form this term, striking 16 goals in the Premier League thus far.