It’s payback time at Anfield for spending all of that money on Liverpool striker Andy Carroll. According to a report tonight in The Guardian newspaper, Liverpool are prepared to sell striker Luis Suarez for a club-record £50million plus.
After Suarez came out in the last 24 hours and explained why he wants to leave England, the club quickly moved to state that Suarez is not for sale. However, the club is understood to be willing to part with the Uruguayan striker only if the purchasing club breaks the £50million mark.
In 2011, Liverpool sold Fernando Torres to Chelsea for a transfer fee of £50million. Afterwards, the club wasted a lot of that investment by rashly spending £35million on Andy Carroll, £19.5million on Stewart Downing and £15million on Jordan Henderson.
The ball is now in Real Madrid’s court to see if they’re willing to spend £50m+ on a 26-year-old striker who is one of the most talented footballers on the planet but who has a track record of prior incidents that tarnish his reputation.
What do you think? Is Luis Suarez worth more than Fernando Torres was two years ago? Do you think Luis Suarez is worth £50m plus, and will Real Madrid be willing to spend that much money to try to win La Liga and the Champions League next season? If you’re a Liverpool supporter, would you take an offer of £50m+ for Suarez if you were in charge of the club? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.