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Liverpool urged to seal Luis Suarez return after Juventus make transfer U-turn


Liverpool have been urged to bring Luis Suarez back to Anfield with the Barcelona forward’s transfer to Juventus hanging in the balance.

Suarez looked to be on his way to the Serie A giants after being deemed surplus to requirements by new Barca boss Ronald Koeman.

But the 33-year-old’s move was delayed by passport issues – and while he has now reportedly passed an Italian language exam essential to that process, it is believed Juve are looking at other targets such as Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

Now Jurgen Klopp’s side have been urged to secure a fairytale return for Suarez, who scored 82 goals in 133 games for the Reds and won the PFA Player of the Year award before his £74million move to the Nou Camp in 2014.

The advice comes from Reds legend Steve Nicol, a European Cup winner with Liverpool in 1984 who also helped the Anfield side to four league titles, three FA Cups and the Super Cup.

Luis Suarez is looking for a way out of Barcelona

“Absolutely, 100 per cent,” the former defender told ESPN FC when asked whether his old club should sign the striker.

“That would be a great [move]. It completely and utterly makes sense – it’s being smart.

“After you speak to him, you’re going to get a guy who I think is going to be happy to go back and play at Anfield, is going to get sufficient amounts of games to keep him happy.

“He’s quality, he will score goals, he will give you something in the front three that I don’t think they possess.”

Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 games for Liverpool and won the PFA Player of the Year award

Liverpool, of course, already have Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino up front.

But Suarez would come with huge pedrigree, having scored 198 goals in 283 games for Barcelona, helping them win the Champions League, four La Liga crowns and the Club World Cup among other major honours.

“Maybe you can argue they don’t need anything else right now but it makes complete sense,” said Nicol.

“Liverpool have to get an experienced campaigner, who can play at the level that Liverpool are going to be playing at, or you get a real star, an up-and-coming young player who again is more than happy just to be there and get the amount of games that he might get.

Steve Nicol reckons a move for Suarez is a no-brainer

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Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds.

In terms of transfers the Reds have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara, while Wolves’ Diogo Jota is next on their radar. Youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is set to head to Wolves in a £10million deal, while Gini Wijnaldum continues to be linked with Barcelona. There’s a lot to keep track of.

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“But to the Suarez one, 100 per cent I would do it.”

Nicol said with Liverpool involved in a trophy hunt on four fronts, Suarez would get plenty of game time even as a backup to the Reds’ front three.

“Well you’ve got 37 [games] in the Premier League, you’re going to do decent in the Carabao Cup, there’s maybe four or five games, you’ve got FA Cup, another four or five games, so he’s going to be probably getting about 15 games,” Nicol said.

“It’s the first question you ask him, ‘are you happy to get 15 games? Whether it’s Premier League, FA Cup or Carabao Cup, are you happy to get 15, max 20?’.

“That’s the first question you ask him – and if he says yes, get the pen out, get the contract out and get it signed.”


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