Heart-break for Suarez

Heart-break for Suarez

Heart-break for Suarez

 Distraught Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was helped from the Selhurst Park pitch by captain Steven Gerrard on Monday with his shirt pulled over his head to hide his emotions after a day billed as redemption ended in title concession.

As Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers conceded their bid for the title was over, Suarez did not look capable of waving the white flag let alone muttering anything after the final whistle.

Crouched on the pitch with his hands covering his eyes as the tears flowed, Gerrard pulled his team-mate to his feet and  drove away the prying television cameras as Suarez tried to hide his face. 

The Uruguayan was reported to have been feeling ill in the pre-match warmup and never looked fully fit on Monday but the 27-year-old doggedly refused to give in. He was seen hunched over after running bursts, while he propped himself up on the advertising hoardings on more than one occasion, but still was able to exchange passes with Raheem Sterling before firing in his goal.

The strike was overshadowed by the tears that followed 40 minutes later from a player that has been loved and loathed in a chequered three-and-a-half season spell on Anfield.

 Pessimistic Liverpool fans will say his scoring efforts have only alerted more suitors and fear his tears were of a man who had just missed out on his final chance of success with the team. However, Rodgers was adamant Liverpool were building something special for the future.

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