IT’S inevitable that there’s going to be speculation about Luis Suarez’s future because the Liverpool striker is in sensational form.
He’s bound to be linked with clubs elsewhere and I wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool receive some bids for him in January.
Any club would love to have Suarez in their side. I don’t know if Man City’s interest is genuine but they certainly possess the kind of cash to dangle the carrot and test the Reds’ resolve.
Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that Suarez is not for sale and we have to hope that even if there is a big offer on the table that the owners stand firm.
It has to be a concern because City would be able to offer higher wages and the chance to compete for the title. But Suarez certainly appears to be happy and signed a new contract just a few months ago.
The last thing we want to do is sell our best players. We’ve waited a long time to have a player like Suarez and we need to keep hold of him for as long as possible.
Key to that is improving the squad in January and showing Suarez that we’re moving forward.
If at the end of the season we’re a million miles away from the Champions League spots then he’s bound to weigh up his options.
Suarez produced the goods again at Chelsea last Sunday and long may it continue. It was a frustrating game for a long time because you were just waiting for Chelsea to get that second goal.
Liverpool didn’t really pose a threat but then out of nowhere we got the equaliser. Goals change games and after that Chelsea looked very shaky. We could have won it but for the familiar problem of a lack of firepower.
In the end a point was a decent result but only three points will do against Wigan at Anfield tomorrow.
It will be a big game for Roberto Martinez, who was interviewed for the Liverpool job in the summer. I’m sure he would love to put one over Brendan Rodgers and will feel like he has something to prove.
Wigan have a lot of Premier League experience and play some good stuff. Their victory at Spurs recently showed what they can do but this is a game Liverpool desperately need to win.