Liverpool sign Suarez but will he play with Torres?

January 28, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/UPDATE: Liverpool have confirmed that Torres put in a written transfer request on Friday night. The club have rejected it. Read the statement here.

Liverpool and Ajax have just announced that Luis Suarez is joining the Premier League club in a deal worth up to 26.5 million euros.

The question is, will he play alongside Fernando Torres in the Liverpool side or in place of him?

Many will wonder if the decision of the new Liverpool owners to pay such a large fee has anything to do with the bid for Torres from Chelsea. Liverpool flatly rejected the offer when Chelsea approached them with 35 million quid but could another, improved offer tempt them before the closure of the transfer window?

Alternatively, could this signing be the sort of statement of intent Torres needs to convince him to stay?

One of the outstanding players at the 2010 World Cup, Suarez will now undergo a medical and assuming he can reach agreement on personal terms he will become a Liverpool player pretty quickly.

When he will actually play for them, I’m not quite sure, as picked up a seven-match banned for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal back in November.¬†How’s that for hunger?

PHOTO: Ajax Amsterdam’s Luis Suarez reacts against AC Milan during their Champions League Group G soccer match in Amsterdam September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

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