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The Rehabilitation Of Luis Suarez

luis-suarez2Eventful would be one way to describe Luis Suarez’s first two years in English football. The sublime player has at times been forgotten over his racial abuse of Patrice Evra and his biting of Branislav Ivanović.

It seemed this past summer that Suarez was heading away from Anfeld as his camp tried to negotiate a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

But Brendan Rodgers stuck to their guns and refused to sell Suarez, and instead they rewarded him for his brilliant start to the season by making him one of the highest paid players in the Premier League. Suarez last week signed a new five-year deal at Liverpool that will pay him a reported £200,000 a week.

Suarez on current form is the best player in the Premier League and has been a model citizen on the park this season. And now there appears to be a coordinated campaign between Liverpool and the Suarez camp to soften his image, and make him more likable.

The first step was when Brendan Rodgers made him captain recently in the absence of Steven Gerrard, a move that split Liverpool fans, many who have not forgotten Suarez’s attempts to leave Liverpool this summer.

The second step was an interview with Liverpool Kop Kids reporter Finn where the Uruguayan showed his rarely seem easy-going side as he answered questions about his daughter’s accent, his goal celebrations and then finished it off by singing his OWN song.

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