Liverpool may have to deal with an unsettled Luis Suarez, after having removed former player Kenny Dalglish from his position as manager. A report by ESPN quotes the controversial Uruguayan forward as saying he wanted to move to Spain's La Liga, at some point, to test himself against players there.
"I hope to play in Spain in the future, because together with the English and Italian leagues, they are the best in the world. Any player would dream of playing there," Suarez apparently told Spanish news Web site marca.com, via Twitter. The 25 year old striker, who finished the season as the Reds' top league goal scorer with 11 strikes, has been an integral part of the Liverpool squad, despite disciplinary issues and the club's poor form. An earlier IBTimes UK report speculated on Suarez making a switch to French club Paris Saint Germain, to join international team mate Diego Lugano.
Meanwhile, in addition to Suarez's future, Liverpool legend Alan Hansen feels the Reds' best players could also be thinking of an exit after Dalglish's sacking.
"My concern is that Liverpool will face a problem in keeping hold of their best players now that Kenny has gone. In my opinion, the likes of Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger would be more likely to stay at the club under Kenny Dalglish than anybody else," The Telegraph quoted Hansen as saying.
In an aside, Manchester United captain Patrice Evra, who earlier in the season accused Suarez of racially abusing him, has admitted he felt the greatest pressure-filled moment of his life was when deciding whether or not to shake the striker's hand ahead of the two teams' meeting in February.
The left back did eventually offer his hand, in an attempt to settle and erase all tension between the players. He was, however, snubbed by the former Ajax forward, who received an eight match ban and a hefty fine after being found guilty of the offence.
"That game was the most pressure I've ever felt in my life - and all to do with shaking his hand. It was very difficult to decide what to do before the game. Many people would never try to shake his hand. But I tried and he refused," the Guardian quoted Evra as saying.