9 Oct 2014

'It's terrible': Suarez urges 'stunning' £50m LFC target to 'leave'. Next stop Anfield?

Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for 'stunning' Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani, and Spain star Luis Suarez has urged his compatriot to quit Paris St. Germain, and sign for a club where he'll be able to play as a central striker, which is his most effective position. Liverpool, perhaps?

Since arriving in Paris, Cavani has constantly played second-fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is unequivocally the main-man at PSG.

Much to his chagrin, Cavani is usually deployed out wide, which is - as LFC fans know from Daniel Sturridge's comments on the subject - a major source of frustration for strikers.

Suarez is unimpressed with the situation, and in an interview this week, he slammed PSG for making the 'terrible' decision to play Cavani in a 'position that is not his'. He barked:

"Paris has made life difficult for Cavani. He is now no more than a normal player who must work for Ibrahimovic. It's better for him to leave, as Ibrahimovic is more complete, stronger and shoots more often on target."

Hmmm. I doubt Cavani will be amused to see Suarez publicly dissing his ability. According to Suarez:

* Cavani - who cost PSG a whopping £50m - is just a 'normal', unexceptional player whose role in PSG's team is to be Ibrahimovic's water-carrier.

* Cavani is not in the same league as Ibra, and is a weaker, less complete player who doesn't get many shots on target.

Former PSG stars Jerome Rothen and Jerome Alonso also feel that Cavani should leave PSG, but at least they're able to state their views with a little more tact. Alonso recently noted:

"We no longer recognize Cavani. He looks sad, his eyes no longer sparkle. With Cavani before, Paris can score a fourth goal late in the game. But his game is stereotyped."

In an interview last week with Le 10 Sport this week, Rothen added:

"I can't see him [Cavani] staying long-term in Paris. If he reiterates his desire to leave, the club will not keep him"

It seems like it's only a matter of time before Cavani leaves PSG, but he'd probably end up suffering the same fate at Anfield. Sturridge and Balotelli both play centrally for Liverpool, as does Lambert (as even Origi, who will join next season).

As such, if LFC sign Cavani, it seems unlikely that he will play centrally for Liverpool in most games, especially if Sturridge remains consistently fit.

EDIT: My apologies - I initially misread the quotes and thought it was LFC's Luis Suarez. I've now amended the article accordingly.

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26 comments:

  1. Guess it's the other Luis suarez

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  2. Ye it is the Spanish one, in the le 10 article it said the 74 year old so presume it is

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  3. I assume he means Ibra is more "complete" because he is being deployed in his best position, unlike Cavani. As in, if their roles were reversed and Cavani was being played down the middle with Ibra out wide, then Cavani would be more complete, stronger and have more shots on target.

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  4. No, it's not the Spanish Luis Suarez. It's the Uruguayan Suarez.

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  5. I know you love to advance your impressions of Luis Suarez , but it is the former Spanish international Luis Suarez, not ex LFC Suarez

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  6. http://www.squawka.com/news/edinson-cavani-advised-to-leave-psg-by-former-spain-international-luis-suarez/192728

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  7. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/403940/Luis-Suarez-Arsenal-Chelsea-Liverpool-Man-Utd-Edinson-Cavani-PSG

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  8. The Daily Star?
    You would be well advised to rely on somewhere more reliable...

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  9. Oh, please. The Daily Star is a national newspaper. Liverpool players write for it (i.e. Graeme Souness, Redknapp, McManaman etc). This notion that tabloids just make stuff up and/or get things constantly wrong is nonsense.

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  10. He wasn't asked about it this week. The Express have partially quoted him from some comments he made in the summer when asked about Porto's interest and have passed it off as a new story. It isn't. Just more shockingly lazy and dishonest journalism from the Express

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  11. Unfortunately I really don't think I am. I was one of the few who didn't rate him in the YOUTH team! If and when he moves up front then its a different ball game.

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  12. Isn't Susto out till December due to some surgery?

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  13. According to Anfield Indez Coutinho made more pressing actions than Henderson against West Brom. Second to Lallana, I don't remember him giving the ball away too cheaply and was free for a pass often. I personally think he had a decent game and obviously he has been working on the sides of his game that Rodgers insists upon from his forward players. If Suso is not playing the the likelihood is he is not demonstrating to Rodgers he should be. A game is 90 minutes not the couple of secoinds it takes to make a nice pass or good shot or even goal. There is constant work to do. Rodgers emphasises this a lot and so if he is complementary about a player he may compliment aspects of their personality or game but he loves hard workers and people who do what he says. Why Rodgers doesn't play Suso we can only speculate but perhaps he has his reasons.

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  14. Didn't know that Jock cheers for the insight. I agree mate the tablods are a joke they are all just rags.

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  15. I agree, Rodgers reasoning behind not playing Suso is probably something we'll never know cos on the face of it he seems like a good player and he always looks good when he plays.
    Alas, sometimes for whatever the reason, a manager doesn't fancy a player and if that's the case he should just let the boy move on for the good of his career

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  16. Suso is not good enough, and he has failed to prove this wrong, with the chances he has got. Wish him all the best wherever he goes, but for me, he just does not have the class, pace, stamina, needed for players at the top level.

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  17. Something just doesn't add up with this lad he has all the talent and ability to be a top top footballer but something tells me he's never going to quite make it. BR obviously really rated him when he first came in but I think he has some kind of attitude problem. He is a BR footballer so something behind the scenes must be going seriously wrong, I know he had some trouble when he was out in Spain but heard nothing from his time over here. Very strange but as he hardly plays not exactly going to be a big miss. Shame.

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  18. I said a few months back that I thought pace (or lack of it) may really hamper Suso when trying to break into our attack. Looks a decent player but there just isn't really room for him in the squad and the fact he hasn't really had a chance this season despite injury and poor form for others make me suspect that the decision on him has been made. Unlucky for the lad to get injured when he did though

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  19. 60yrs&aTrueRed1:01 am, October 10, 2014

    I think that suso should be used as a holding midfielder, he is good at holding the ball and passing it, I also think that he is better than Coutino is at the moment

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  20. Yea that'd help our leaky defence

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  21. Why are you just rehashing an.old newspaper story that's horlicks in the first place, like he'd say that...lol

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  22. Personally, I think Suso is a fantastic young playmaker that will have a good future no matter where he ends up. However, he frankly just doesn't suit our style. We play a very fast pace, counter with possession game. Suso is more of a traditional Spanish style player, with control and vision more important aspects of his game. BR probably knows, and is kinda scared to let him go because he knows Suso is such a talented player. The problem is that we just don't have a legitimate reason to use him other than form. Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling, Markovic, even Hendo are all more dynamic players. Suso just doesn't have the pace and natural fit to our system to warrant selection on a consistent basis.

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  23. I think we'll see up to January if Rodgers gives him any more chances. If not then it should close the issue once and for all. This is really Suso's last chance in a Liverpool shirt and if he's not going to play this season then he's better off leaving. I'd say if he doesn't play before the next transfer window then he'll be sold.

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  24. I don't think he feels any different now than he did then do you? Or do you think scoring against Boro only to be left out of the next match day squad made him feel good about things. Why did we spend 20 million on Markovic when Suso offers exactly the same?

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  25. This lad is very comfortable on the ball love watching him great vision and passing can also grab a few goals . Has to play more. If we sell this one it'll haunt us

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  26. I agree it is strange that he spent so much on Marko when Suso is fairly similar, but BR knows more about the players than you or I. To suggest that he wouldn't know a good player is fairly short sighted, but you're entitled to that view. Personally I trust ol' man Rodg, and I'm definitely willing to wait a bit longer than 6 games to judge a young player. Give the gaffer a chance, he's only the manager of the greatest football club in the world, he didn't get there by accident.

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