Suarez now feeling so much more at home at Liverpool
Luis Suarez couldn’t wait to get away from Liverpool last summer, but it’s all changed now with the controversial striker seemingly not only happy to stay put for at least the rest of the season, but also determined to spearhead a serious assault on the Premiership title.
The Uruguayan is 6/1 with Coral to leave Liverpool in the January transfer window and certainly he has looked and spoken like a man who now has no intention of going anywhere in a hurry.
Over at Old Trafford, David Moyes is hoping there will be some ins and outs after such an indifferent start to the season, but the market vibes say that he will still have trouble prising Leighton Baines from Everton and Ander Hererra from Athletic Bilbao.
January transfer business isn’t always good business, but Sir Alex Ferguson did sign Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra in the mid-winter window in 2006 and they didn’t turn out too badly.
Ex-United forward Dimitar Berbatov was expected by many to move on from Fulham following the Cottagers slump towards the relegation zone this season, but he seemed reinvigorated when new coach Rene Meulensteen guided them to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa and might well be staying after all.
Coral go 5/4 he leaves during the window and Fulham will might fear the worst if the Bulgarian – so frustrating at times, but still top quality – decides to pack his bags.
One possible high profile January transfer that might go through is goalkeeper Iker Casillas from Real Madrid. It might seem unimaginable that a man so attached to Los Blancos for so long should want to leave, but Casillas has been replaced by Diego Lopez for La Liga games and, still Spain’s number one, is anxious for more first team action ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Coral rate a move next month a 2/1 chance, but Arsenal and Manchester City are apparently monitoring the situation closely and it is by no means out of the question.
On the managerial front, we have come to expect almost anything with five dismissals already this season and all but a handful of Premier League bosses lying awake at night wondering whether they are next for the chop.
Malky Mackay is 2/5 to be the next manager to go, but Sam Allardyce isn’t safe either, despite West Ham’s brilliant Capital One Cup win at Spurs last night. He’s 11/2 second favourite with Coral, who also offer 11/10 that he will still be in charge of the Hammers at the end of the season.