Luis Suarez Should Avoid Liverpool Transfer Talk During Confederations Cup

Steven CookFeatured Columnist IVJune 16, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on April 7, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez hasn't been shy about talking out his feelings over a summer move to Spain and displeasure with life in England, but he must put all of that on hold while his Uruguay squad competes in the 2013 Confederations Cup. 

Suarez has been all over the media wire since the end of Liverpool's 2012-13 campaign, most recently with comments to Madrid daily newspaper El Pais (via Rik Sharma of the Daily Mail) that you can see below:

"It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League every season," Suarez said.

"First I have a contract with the club, but if one day I want to sign (for another club), Liverpool will hear the offer, as it does with other players. They must agree with other teams, but the word of the player, in this case mine, is important. If you need a change, you should listen to the player."

Suarez continued to hint about the growing notion of his move to Spain:

Every player aspires (to be the best) and if you ask a child of eight years they would say one day they would go to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

The 26-year-old has certainly earned his right to be interested in either of these La Liga clubs after his 23-goal season, second in the Premier League only to Manchester United star Robin van Persie. 

Although, the Uruguayan has had his fair share of negative times after receiving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The unsportsmanlike play led to Suarez and his family being heckled while at a Manchester mall, which he talked about with Andy Hunter of The Guardian

Suarez may have a case for mistreatment, and Liverpool might be unreceptive to other clubs' offers due to the enormous success he's had on the pitch. But the only thing that should matter to him right now is the Uruguay national team.

Him and his fellow countrymen are one of the most dangerous teams in the stacked field, and after winning the 2011 Copa America, they'll come in with a real chance at building some momentum for the 2014 World Cup.

Suarez is undoubtedly their top player, and they cannot afford for his mind and mouth to be focusing on his issues with Liverpool and the future of his club career.

Uruguay kicks off the Confederations Cup against Spain Sunday, and if Suarez's mind isn't in the right place and on his country, they'll stand no chance against the world champions.