Steve McManaman reckons Luis Suarez returning to Liverpool is a long shot as the striker is linked with a move back to Anfield.
The Uruguayan has been a standout performer for Atletico Madrid this season following his switch from Barcelona last summer as he looks set to fire them towards the La Liga title.
Suarez signed a two-year contract with Diego Simeone’s side but he has an option to trigger a clause that allows him to leave for free in the upcoming window, according to Marca.
Naturally, if he was available for free, several clubs would come calling as the 34-year-old continues to score for fun.
However, it’s widely thought that Suarez is enjoying his football in Madrid and will stay at the Wanda Metropolitano for at least another year.
It’s rumoured that Liverpool are one of his suitors after the pair’s successful relationship between 2011 and 2014.
Leeds star Patrick Bamford is another striker who has been tipped to make the switch to Merseyside.
But former Reds midfielder McManaman doesn’t see either joining Liverpool in the near future.
The pundit told horseracing.net : “Regarding rumours that Liverpool will make a move for club legend Luis Suarez or Leed’s striker Patrick Bamford, I don’t think either will happen.
“I don’t think they will go for Patrick Bamford and I don’t think Leeds United would be willing to let him go.
“The speculation regarding Liverpool’s interest in Luis Suarez doesn’t make much sense to me either, despite the year that he’s had at Atletico Madrid where he’s done really well.
“Suarez is a great player and he scored a crucial winner against Osasuna at the weekend that will probably guide Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title, but I personally don’t believe that he will want to come back to England at this point in his career.
“He’s had a number of years at Barcelona before Atletico Madrid, and he’s clearly loving his time in Spain where he’s adored, so I just can’t envision him returning to the Premier League now.”
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