The day is 2nd February 2011.The wounds of the manner of Fernando Torres's exit are still fresh in the hearts of the Reds fans at Anfield. The match is against Stoke City and despite dominating the match, the Reds are still struggling to break the deadlock. Anfield is quieter than usual, still having the fear due to the existing mediocrity left by Roy Hodgson.
Reds manager Kenny Dalglish orders the future Liverpool hero, Luis Suarez to warm up for his debut, which results in Anfield cheering for their new signing.
After the hour mark he came on as a substitute and scored via Dirk Kuyt through ball to double the lead. The Kop went wild as the remaining season continued with the Uruguayan's trickery and skillful style of play.
It looked like Anfield has replaced their former idol with an even better player, Luis Suarez. Optimism surrounded the Reds, as there were encouraging signs of taking back the club to where they belonged.
Alas, the next season was to be a disappointing one as the Reds failed to surround the Uruguayan with similar or equal abilities. A 8th place finish, with only 14 wins and a total of 47 goals, coupled with controversial incidents which dragged the club through a racism row due to the hot headed Uruguayan.
There were noises about a departure of Suarez to a "bigger" club, but the Uruguayan chose to be part of Liverpool's new team under new manager Brendan Rodgers, who took charge of Liverpool after the disappointed 2011-2012 season from Swansea City. In 2012-2013 season, the whole team was set up to the abilities of the striker who flourished under him and scored 30 goals in all competitions, having narrowly missed out for top scorer due to another controversial incident for biting Chelsea's defender Ivanovic. The most decorated club in England's name was dragged through the mud again, but the club stood by him again. Liverpool finished the season strongly and the fans hopeful that their best player would remain, atleast for another season, for repaying the loyalty the club had shown to him due to his antics.
But alas as they say, no loyalty exists in football anymore. The indications begun when he left for national duty at the Confederations Cup where he blamed the English media in numerous interviews for making his personal life miserable and painting him as the bad guy.
Fans were shocked, many turned against him. It was a conventional trick to engineer a move to his preferred destination Real Madrid. The Spanish giants were not interested in such a controversial figure and as the summer progressed the rumors to Arsenal surfaced. Two bids, one after another, one a joke of 40m+1 were lodged and the Uruguayan was desperate to push through a move to London, so much so that he begun to use the same media to push through a move and also requested assistance from the PFA being no stranger to legal action, that he blamed for his desire to quit England. This highlights the hypocrisy in the character of this man, who was worshipped and praised by all Liverpool fans in his controversial two and half years.
Credit to the Liverpool hierarchy, for maintaining their stance to not sell their best player to a direct rival.
But the important question is where does the Uruguyan stand now as he was forced to stay at Liverpool? The same hero or a fallen idol like Torres?
The possibility of even considering legal action against Liverpool and directly using the media to make false accusations cannot be forgiven. He may score another 30 goals again this term, but he has lost all the respect that he earned. Fernando Torres, atleast never took such an extent to force a move.
So why should Luis Suarez be forgiven? Be harsh as it may sound, even if Liverpool qualify for the Champions League this season, he is not going to stay after this season. There will be similar tactics or even worse by him next summer to force a move, as we have learned about the dual face of this player.
Any Liverpool fan who still considers Suarez a hero is a hypocrite himself.