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2014-07-11 09:01:34 AM  
In the short run, this is terrible for Liverpool. In the long run, they'll be fine, though. Suarez isn't replaceable like for like, but they've been paid well for him and I have faith that Rodgers will be able to better strengthen the rest of the team in a way that works best long-term.

Suarez is an incredible player, but nearly as much of a head case. Shame, too, he was so amazing last year and looked like his impetuous days were behind him.
 
2014-07-11 09:27:57 AM  
Real Madrid won the Champions League. Barca had to make a move.
 
2014-07-11 12:29:11 PM  
He gets to have a taste of an entirely new environment.
 
2014-07-11 12:29:57 PM  
I don't get the move really.  I mean he's great, but I don't know how he plays with Neymar and Messi.

Barca needs a pure striker in my opinion.. plus a retooled back line.
 
2014-07-11 12:30:59 PM  
Suarez, Messi and Neymar in that Barca front line...That is going to be one scary attacking side.
 
2014-07-11 12:32:50 PM  

TonnageVT: Suarez, Messi and Neymar in that Barca front line...That is going to be one scary attacking side.


Too bad their back line is trash
 
2014-07-11 12:34:06 PM  
To celebrate he is having some friends over for dinner.
 
2014-07-11 12:41:37 PM  

Langston: In the short run, this is terrible for Liverpool. In the long run, they'll be fine, though.


Even with Suarez, unless our backline gets entirely retooled, I wasn't entirely confident we could get out of the group stage in the CL this upcoming year, so I'm fine with it, even if Alexis Sanchez is running into your arms instead of ours, god damn it.

Seriously though, I'm not worried about trying to "replace" Suarez at all right now. I'll gladly scoring less goals this year if our defense steps it up. I got real tired last season of us HAVING to score 3 or 4 goals a game.
 
2014-07-11 12:42:47 PM  
That guy should be in prison. Meh cest-la-vie.
 
2014-07-11 12:44:12 PM  

Langston: Suarez is an incredible player, but nearly as much of a head case. Shame, too, he was so amazing last year and looked like his impetuous days were behind him.


If Suarez isn't on that team, Liverpool doesn't get 2nd in the EPL last season. Maybe they get 4th, but probably not.

But the stupid, stupid decisions he makes when he's frustrated isn't worth his talent. His talent is worth at least twice what Barcelona is paying for him. His stupidity is what devalues him. And if you don't think every team in La Liga and every team they face in the Champion's League isn't going to try to make him snap again, you're nuts.
 
2014-07-11 12:45:47 PM  

Killer Cars: even if Alexis Sanchez is running into your arms instead of ours, god damn it.


He'll never win a title there so what does it matter? It's clear what his priorities are.

But I agree, we still need back line help.
 
2014-07-11 12:53:53 PM  
Whar LBJ thred whar
 
2014-07-11 12:55:18 PM  
Chewy Lewy has issues...just sayin
 
2014-07-11 12:56:37 PM  
As a Barca fan this really disappoints me.
 
2014-07-11 01:02:33 PM  
I've never really wondered how easy would it be to utterly despise Barcelona. As it turns out, it's quite easy. Hope Xavi leaves; I can't hate that magical bastard.

First time Suarez bit someone, Liverpool gave him a contract. After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract. The third time he bit someone, Barcelona gave him a contract.

Reminder of Daniel Taylor's "outraged by everything, ashamed of nothing" article from after handshake-gate.

Modern Barcelona and Suarez are a perfect fit. Deeply unpleasant but very good at football.

"I did not mean to sign for Barcelona. I just fell onto the contract holding a pen."
 
2014-07-11 01:04:07 PM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-07-11 01:05:04 PM  
FTA: "Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club (Liverpool) and with the city, but most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans"

Right, so he's a liar too.

/Been to Liverpool twice
//It's seen better days, to put it mildly
///Everton!
 
2014-07-11 01:05:47 PM  

desertgeek: Langston: Suarez is an incredible player, but nearly as much of a head case. Shame, too, he was so amazing last year and looked like his impetuous days were behind him.

If Suarez isn't on that team, Liverpool doesn't get 2nd in the EPL last season. Maybe they get 4th, but probably not.

But the stupid, stupid decisions he makes when he's frustrated isn't worth his talent. His talent is worth at least twice what Barcelona is paying for him. His stupidity is what devalues him. And if you don't think every team in La Liga and every team they face in the Champion's League isn't going to try to make him snap again, you're nuts.


Suarez vs Pepe is going to be awesome
 
2014-07-11 01:07:51 PM  

689908: First time Suarez bit someone, Liverpool gave him a contract. After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract. The third time he bit someone, Barcelona gave him a contract.


I was kinda hoping someone would bring that up.

LFC and their fans were assholes for "supporting"/defending Suarez and looking the other way for so long. Okay, fine, but even we finally cut bait and Barca signs him after his third biting incident. So what does that make them, then?
 
2014-07-11 01:25:15 PM  
Can we talk about something more news worthy?

Arsenal signed a player before the deadline! You know who the player is. He isn't some 2nd division Slovakian that only AW has heard of. He is a world class attacking player. His name is Alexi Sanchez and he will help push Arsenal to a PL title.

More importantly this is two years in a row that Arsenal benefit from a rival having to sell their best player to Spain. Last year Bale drove Real Madrid to "dump" Ozil and therebye hurt Spurs while improving Arsenal. This year Liverpool sell Suarez to Barca who "dump" Sanchez to make room for him. On top of that Liverpool were desperate to get Sanchez in a swap move, but he said that he wanted to go to Arsenal. So Liverpool lose their best player and get spurned by the player they wanted to replace him.

Enjoy Champions League football this year Liverpool because you won't see it again for another 10 years afterwards. You'll spend that entire time fighting Spurs for that ever elusive Europa League spot. Have fun!

Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U. I listed them in alphabetical order. There actual order of finish will change yearly, but they will be the top four every year.

GO GOONERS!
 
2014-07-11 01:35:02 PM  

balfourk: Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U


lol
 
2014-07-11 01:38:02 PM  

FireZs: balfourk: Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U

lol


I'm sure they'll be back in the fold pretty quickly. van Gaal is on-par with Mourinho for unrepentant douchebaggery and arrogance, but he's light years better than Moyes*.

/*this statement could probably be said for several managers.
 
2014-07-11 01:38:39 PM  

689908: After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract.


I don't get the racial abuse thing. His granddaddy is black.
 
2014-07-11 01:59:35 PM  
I fully look forward to Suarez losing his mind with Pepe. Of course, I'd love it even more if Pepe left Real and we got someone less volatile.
 
2014-07-11 02:00:55 PM  

H31N0US: 689908: After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract.

I don't get the racial abuse thing. His granddaddy is black.


My grandfather is a black Hispanic and my mom's family still says wildly racist stuff. He probably mentally separates "Hispanic black" with "other black."
 
2014-07-11 02:03:11 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: H31N0US: 689908: After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract.

I don't get the racial abuse thing. His granddaddy is black.

My grandfather is a black Hispanic and my mom's family still says wildly racist stuff. He probably mentally separates "Hispanic black" with and"other black."


FTFM
 
2014-07-11 02:15:19 PM  

Killer Cars: 689908: First time Suarez bit someone, Liverpool gave him a contract. After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract. The third time he bit someone, Barcelona gave him a contract.

I was kinda hoping someone would bring that up.

LFC and their fans were assholes for "supporting"/defending Suarez and looking the other way for so long. Okay, fine, but even we finally cut bait and Barca signs him after his third biting incident. So what does that make them, then?


Mes que un club.
 
2014-07-11 02:16:07 PM  

H31N0US: 689908: After he racially abused someone and bit a second person, Liverpool gave him another contract.

I don't get the racial abuse thing. His granddaddy is black.


He was just being friendly.
 
2014-07-11 02:22:46 PM  

balfourk: Can we talk about something more news worthy?

Arsenal signed a player before the deadline! You know who the player is. He isn't some 2nd division Slovakian that only AW has heard of. He is a world class attacking player. His name is Alexi Sanchez and he will help push Arsenal to a PL title.

More importantly this is two years in a row that Arsenal benefit from a rival having to sell their best player to Spain. Last year Bale drove Real Madrid to "dump" Ozil and therebye hurt Spurs while improving Arsenal. This year Liverpool sell Suarez to Barca who "dump" Sanchez to make room for him. On top of that Liverpool were desperate to get Sanchez in a swap move, but he said that he wanted to go to Arsenal. So Liverpool lose their best player and get spurned by the player they wanted to replace him.

Enjoy Champions League football this year Liverpool because you won't see it again for another 10 years afterwards. You'll spend that entire time fighting Spurs for that ever elusive Europa League spot. Have fun!

Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U. I listed them in alphabetical order. There actual order of finish will change yearly, but they will be the top four every year.

GO GOONERS!


Wot?

Man U top 4 lol.
 
2014-07-11 02:23:24 PM  

Killer Cars: Even with Suarez, unless our backline gets entirely retooled, I wasn't entirely confident we could get out of the group stage in the CL this upcoming year, so I'm fine with it, even if Alexis Sanchez is running into your arms instead of ours, god damn it.

Seriously though, I'm not worried about trying to "replace" Suarez at all right now. I'll gladly scoring less goals this year if our defense steps it up. I got real tired last season of us HAVING to score 3 or 4 goals a game.


I'd say you guys can probably trust Rodgers as much as we trust Wenger (and there are lots of times when it drives us nutty). You'll be fine. The actual issue for you guys is Anfield. Even maxed out, Anfield is lagging way behind Old Trafford and the Emirates in terms of gate revenue, and that's already hurting you. It hurt Arsenal to leave Highbury, but the choice to build the Emirates was the right one, and it's only now starting to pay off (nearly a decade after moving in). Liverpool has the history, and I'd hate to see you guys languish midtable.
 
2014-07-11 02:26:23 PM  

desertgeek: If Suarez isn't on that team, Liverpool doesn't get 2nd in the EPL last season. Maybe they get 4th, but probably not.

But the stupid, stupid decisions he makes when he's frustrated isn't worth his talent. His talent is worth at least twice what Barcelona is paying for him. His stupidity is what devalues him. And if you don't think every team in La Liga and every team they face in the Champion's League isn't going to try to make him snap again, you're nuts.


I remember arguing with other Arsenal supporters about him. His talent cannot be denied, but he's a head case and often hurts his team as often as he helps it. I'll say this, though--I'd say you got as much for him as you possibly could have. Hopefully Barca isn't trying the delayed payments route with you guys like they did to us. I think they still owe us money for Song.
 
2014-07-11 02:27:51 PM  
The Premier League has lost Suarez, Ashley Cole and most likley John Terry and it feels much better for it. All we need is for Joey Barton to trip in the shower and give himself a carrier endind injury and we might be scumbag free for a year or two.

/If Suarez was less talented Liverpool would of got rid of him long ago
//Makes them no better than Chelsea
 
2014-07-11 02:30:57 PM  

balfourk: Can we talk about something more news worthy?

Arsenal signed a player before the deadline! You know who the player is. He isn't some 2nd division Slovakian that only AW has heard of. He is a world class attacking player. His name is Alexi Sanchez and he will help push Arsenal to a PL title.

More importantly this is two years in a row that Arsenal benefit from a rival having to sell their best player to Spain. Last year Bale drove Real Madrid to "dump" Ozil and therebye hurt Spurs while improving Arsenal. This year Liverpool sell Suarez to Barca who "dump" Sanchez to make room for him. On top of that Liverpool were desperate to get Sanchez in a swap move, but he said that he wanted to go to Arsenal. So Liverpool lose their best player and get spurned by the player they wanted to replace him.

Enjoy Champions League football this year Liverpool because you won't see it again for another 10 years afterwards. You'll spend that entire time fighting Spurs for that ever elusive Europa League spot. Have fun!

Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U. I listed them in alphabetical order. There actual order of finish will change yearly, but they will be the top four every year.

GO GOONERS!


It's been a while since Arsenal supporters felt their oats enough to start up the banter. Personally, I preferred the self-effacing whining about Wenger a bit better. A fresh taste of silverware and you lot are building a parade float.
 
2014-07-11 02:34:17 PM  

Norfolking Chance: All we need is for Joey Barton to trip in the shower and give himself a carrier endind injury


I have no idea what that means, but it sounds terrifyingly painful
 
2014-07-11 02:35:59 PM  

Langston: looked like his impetuous days were behind him.


his style is impetuous, his defense is impregnable, and he's just ferocious. he wants your heart! he wants to eat his children!
 
2014-07-11 02:53:51 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Langston: looked like his impetuous days were behind him.

his style is impetuous, his defense is impregnable, and he's just ferocious. he wants your heart! he wants to eat his children!


When Tyson bites you, though, he does a lot more than leave a mark.
 
2014-07-11 02:56:23 PM  

Langston: Dead for Tax Reasons: Langston: looked like his impetuous days were behind him.

his style is impetuous, his defense is impregnable, and he's just ferocious. he wants your heart! he wants to eat his children!

When Tyson bites you, though, he does a lot more than leave a mark.


or less, if they can't reattach it
 
2014-07-11 03:01:42 PM  

FourDirections: balfourk: Can we talk about something more news worthy?

Arsenal signed a player before the deadline! You know who the player is. He isn't some 2nd division Slovakian that only AW has heard of. He is a world class attacking player. His name is Alexi Sanchez and he will help push Arsenal to a PL title.

More importantly this is two years in a row that Arsenal benefit from a rival having to sell their best player to Spain. Last year Bale drove Real Madrid to "dump" Ozil and therebye hurt Spurs while improving Arsenal. This year Liverpool sell Suarez to Barca who "dump" Sanchez to make room for him. On top of that Liverpool were desperate to get Sanchez in a swap move, but he said that he wanted to go to Arsenal. So Liverpool lose their best player and get spurned by the player they wanted to replace him.

Enjoy Champions League football this year Liverpool because you won't see it again for another 10 years afterwards. You'll spend that entire time fighting Spurs for that ever elusive Europa League spot. Have fun!

Top four for the next 10 years will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man U. I listed them in alphabetical order. There actual order of finish will change yearly, but they will be the top four every year.

GO GOONERS!

It's been a while since Arsenal supporters felt their oats enough to start up the banter. Personally, I preferred the self-effacing whining about Wenger a bit better. A fresh taste of silverware and you lot are building a parade float.


And it scares the hell out of you. Arsenal with the majority of stadium debts paid off and a bunch of new sponsership deals coming through giveing the club more cash to compete with the super rich clubs. I repeat, it scares the hell out of you. The fact that AW kept Arsenal playing in the Champions League all of those lean years without solid financial backing was a master stroke of management. Now that he has the money to match his ambition and the history of the club to back him up the team will improve. No longer will they be fighting for Champions League spots, now they'll be fighting for PL titles now.

Be afraid, be very afraid.
 
2014-07-11 03:02:17 PM  
Langston: Liverpool has the history, and I'd hate to see you guys languish midtable.

Aston Villa have a history too (7 titles), but so what? Liverpool, Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Montreal Canadians (among others) have no Divine Right to win titles or be competitive every year. I would love nothing better than to see the Red shiate play in the Conference against the likes of Grimsby Town, but absent that, another financial implosion like the one that happened under Hicks & Gillette > the club ceasing to exist would be fine with me.

/Everton supporter
 
2014-07-11 03:22:54 PM  

Langston: I'd say you guys can probably trust Rodgers as much as we trust Wenger (and there are lots of times when it drives us nutty). You'll be fine. The actual issue for you guys is Anfield. Even maxed out, Anfield is lagging way behind Old Trafford and the Emirates in terms of gate revenue, and that's already hurting you. It hurt Arsenal to leave Highbury, but the choice to build the Emirates was the right one, and it's only now starting to pay off (nearly a decade after moving in). Liverpool has the history, and I'd hate to see you guys languish midtable.


The morons who drove LFC nearly into administration wanted to build a new stadium. The Red Sox guys have pushed for (and the city has backed) expanding Anfield.
 
2014-07-11 03:37:59 PM  

desertgeek: Langston: I'd say you guys can probably trust Rodgers as much as we trust Wenger (and there are lots of times when it drives us nutty). You'll be fine. The actual issue for you guys is Anfield. Even maxed out, Anfield is lagging way behind Old Trafford and the Emirates in terms of gate revenue, and that's already hurting you. It hurt Arsenal to leave Highbury, but the choice to build the Emirates was the right one, and it's only now starting to pay off (nearly a decade after moving in). Liverpool has the history, and I'd hate to see you guys languish midtable.

The morons who drove LFC nearly into administration wanted to build a new stadium. The Red Sox guys have pushed for (and the city has backed) expanding Anfield.


That's the best way of doing things IMO. Liverpool leaving Anfield would be akin to Barcelona leaving Camp Nou (which I still can't believe was a rumor that got traction) or Real leaving the Bernabeu. The fans would probably take the loss of the stadium badly.
 
2014-07-11 03:40:19 PM  

balfourk: And it scares the hell out of you. Arsenal with the majority of stadium debts paid off and a bunch of new sponsership deals coming through giveing the club more cash to compete with the super rich clubs. I repeat, it scares the hell out of you. The fact that AW kept Arsenal playing in the Champions League all of those lean years without solid financial backing was a master stroke of management. Now that he has the money to match his ambition and the history of the club to back him up the team will improve. No longer will they be fighting for Champions League spots, now they'll be fighting for PL titles now.

Be afraid, be very afraid.


Arsenal aren't the only team that's been improving this summer. Liverpool picked up Lallana before they sold Suarez for 75M, Chelsea picked up both Diego Costa and Fabregas, and every team out there is working on deals as we speak. There are still seven weeks left in the transfer window, and lots of deals yet to be done.
 
2014-07-11 04:05:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: The Premier League has lost Suarez, Ashley Cole and most likley John Terry and it feels much better for it. All we need is for Joey Barton to trip in the shower and give himself a carrier endind injury and we might be scumbag free for a year or two.

/If Suarez was less talented Liverpool would of got rid of him long ago
//Makes them no better than Chelsea


I dunno. You still got Rooney.
 
2014-07-11 04:21:08 PM  

desertgeek: The morons who drove LFC nearly into administration wanted to build a new stadium. The Red Sox guys have pushed for (and the city has backed) expanding Anfield.


I hope it's enough. Looks like it'll get you pretty close to Emirates and the Etihad (60,000), and put you well ahead of Stamford Bridge (42,000) if they don't move.  Of course, Old Trafford is still up at 75,000 and license everything branded with their name like it was KISS merchandise.
 
2014-07-11 04:24:02 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: That's the best way of doing things IMO. Liverpool leaving Anfield would be akin to Barcelona leaving Camp Nou (which I still can't believe was a rumor that got traction) or Real leaving the Bernabeu. The fans would probably take the loss of the stadium badly.


Possibly, but the fans don't leave a club because it moved. Highbury was like that for Arsenal, but the stadium moved and after a rocky transition period, Arsenal is beginning to really thrive.
 
2014-07-11 04:26:49 PM  

Langston: Princip's Sandwich: That's the best way of doing things IMO. Liverpool leaving Anfield would be akin to Barcelona leaving Camp Nou (which I still can't believe was a rumor that got traction) or Real leaving the Bernabeu. The fans would probably take the loss of the stadium badly.

Possibly, but the fans don't leave a club because it moved. Highbury was like that for Arsenal, but the stadium moved and after a rocky transition period, Arsenal is beginning to really thrive.


the ticket prices helped them out a bit
 
2014-07-11 04:32:55 PM  

TonnageVT: Suarez, Messi and Neymar in that Barca front line...That is going to be one scary attacking side.


There's only one ball
 
2014-07-11 04:51:35 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: TonnageVT: Suarez, Messi and Neymar in that Barca front line...That is going to be one scary attacking side.

There's only one ball


And there's only so much diving a ref can take before he brandishes cards left and right. Neymar and Suarez might create a singularity.
 
2014-07-11 04:53:37 PM  

Langston: Princip's Sandwich: That's the best way of doing things IMO. Liverpool leaving Anfield would be akin to Barcelona leaving Camp Nou (which I still can't believe was a rumor that got traction) or Real leaving the Bernabeu. The fans would probably take the loss of the stadium badly.

Possibly, but the fans don't leave a club because it moved. Highbury was like that for Arsenal, but the stadium moved and after a rocky transition period, Arsenal is beginning to really thrive.


I don't think Arsenal was as tied to the stadium as Liverpool is to theirs. I honestly had no idea what Arsenal's stadium name was until 2008, despite having watched them plenty as a kid in the CL. You think Liverpool, you're going to think Anfield and YNWA.
 
2014-07-11 09:58:22 PM  

desertgeek: The morons who drove LFC nearly into administration wanted to build a new stadium.


Would those be the same morons that drove the Texas Rangers bankrupt?
 
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