Liverpool fight on to keep Luis Suarez away from Real Madrid
Liverpool are still fighting hard to retain the services of their coveted forward Luis Suarez. Real Madrid are keen on stealing away the Uruguayan striker from Anfield this summer. The Reds are promising Luis Suarez a brighter future at Liverpool, but his discrepancies with the English media and Football Association might force the notorious striker to move away from England.
Jamie Carragher, who hung up his boots at the end of the season, believes Liverpool will be able to retain Luis Suarez’s services this season. According to reports from Spanish media on Friday, Luis Suarez has already agreed to a transfer agreement with Real Madrid and waiting for the Confederations Cup to announce his decision.
With the Confederations Cup ending on Sunday night, Luis Suarez will be off national duty and bound to come up with a decision about his future. Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is confident of Liverpool’s ability to keep their favorite son at the Merseyside.
“I think he might stay. Some big clubs will be interested in him because he is such a top player and that is something we have to accept,” Jamie Carragher told ITV. “We can't complain about that, we bought him off Ajax. He signed a contract last summer and he has a few years left and hopefully we can keep him.
“He is very important. He was probably the best player in the Premier League last season and you want to be keeping your best players, which is what he is.”
Liverpool possess an excellent chance to finish in the top four next season, since three of England’s top clubs have experienced managerial changes this summer. Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes Brendan Rodgers can surprise with a Champions League qualification.
“At the start of every season, we always have aims and ambitions to get into the top four and get as high up the table as we can,” Robbie Fowler told Liverpool’s official website. “We didn't do it last season, but you could see the progression was slowly getting there - we were getting better all the time.
“For this season, there have been a few more players added to the squad, so I think the consistency will be a little bit better. The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have got new managers now, so hopefully it will be a bit of a sticking point for them.
“But in terms of Brendan Rodgers and the squad we're putting together, I think we can certainly challenge for that top four.”