Liverpool Transfer News: Alvaro Morata Would Be Good Replacement for Luis Suarez

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2013

PETAH TIQWA, ISRAEL - JUNE 12:  Alvaro Morata of Spain during the UEFA European U21 Championships Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Ha Moshava Stadium on June 12, 2013 in Petah Tiqwa, Israel.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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It appears that Luis Suarez is on his way out of Liverpool; all the club can do now is hope to get a quality replacement. Fortunately, there are players available who would make up for the loss of the talented player.

Bill Mills of Mirror Football recently reported that the Uruguay forward is set to force a transfer out of Anfield at toward Real Madrid. The Spanish club wants to make a big move to compete with Barcelona's addition of Neymar, and Suarez wants to be a part of one of the best squads in the world.

According to Mirror Football's Neil McLeman, the forward stated, "A player always aspires to be at the top of their profession and Madrid is at the top for any player."

This leaves Liverpool in the position to simply get the best offer and do what they can to replace the player on the pitch.

The good news is that those two scenarios could end up part of the same transaction. The club would be willing to go below the £40 million if it gets some talent in return. David Maddock of Mirror Football reported:

With the player making his desire to leave so obvious, Liverpool have little option to now get the best deal they can for an unsettled player...and they have identified the top scorer at this summer’s European Under-21 ­Championship Alvaro Morata as a possible makeweight in any deal to ensure they get the full value for the player.

Alvaro Morata is one of the bright young stars in the sport at only 20 years old. He had an impressive run last season with 11 goals in 12 matches as part of Real Madrid's youth squad, while also making an impact at times on the first team.

His performance at the U-21 championships have only boosted his stock as he continues to display great skill with the ball and a natural scoring touch around the net.

When a player can do things like this, he is hard to pass up:

Despite his age, Morata has the ability to contribute on Liverpool immediately and should only get better as he matures. If Suarez does indeed leave, there would be few better long-term replacements available.

While Real Madrid might be hesitant to give up the talented youngster, Morata made it clear that he wants a bigger role and he would threaten to leave. The forward told Cadena Ser (via Stefan Coerts of

It depends on the circumstances whether I will stay at Madrid's first team. If another striker is brought in, I will have to think about what's best for me and consider leaving the club. I will talk to the coach once we have a new trainer and we will then see what happens. If I were to leave Madrid, I would prefer a move abroad.

If the Spanish club brings in Suarez, Morata will want to leave, and Liverpool will be waiting with open arms.

Without last year's leading scorer, Liverpool will have a hard time reaching the top of the English Premier League as currently formed. However, there are a number of talented young players that are certain to get better down the line. 

This means it makes more sense to spend part of the transfer budget on future talent than an overpriced star.

Morata is someone that can have a big role next season, but he will only get better down the line. By the time the club is ready to contend for an EPL title, the young player could be one of the top scorers in the league.

Fans will have to be patient, but this would be the best possible scenario if completed.


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