If tabloid reports are to be believed, then Manchester City could test Liverpool's resolve with a £40m bid for Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan has been in blistering form this year, and despite some early season squandering, his prowess in front of goal sees him tied with Robin Van Persie at the top of the Premier League scoring charts. Suarez is nearing the peak of his powers, and his talismanic displays should ultimately be rewarded.
Steven Gerrard recently admitted to having 'some regrets' in his career, stopping short of conceding that he should have left the club he loves, and the same could happen with Suarez. He came to England with an ambition to win trophies, having seen his heroic efforts in the Netherlands rewarded with just a KNVB Cup.
As he has displayed time and again this season, Suarez is a world class talent who needs to enjoy success, and he simply will not get that at Anfield. He was brought to Liverpool to help rebuild the club, and while he has been influential in aiding that transition, he will never turn them into Premier League contenders. If he wants to win silverware, he needs to go elsewhere.
Just as Fernando Torres has shown, there is life after Liverpool, and that is a life draped in medals. Much like Suarez, Torres was initially a hit at Liverpool, but after three-and-a-half years on Merseyside he had little to show for it and within 18 months of leaving Anfield, the Spain striker is an FA Cup and Champions League winner.
Man City represent that opportunity for Suarez. While they may not have the most sustainable model for a football club, one thing is certain: they will mount a serious challenge for every major honour going. There is no doubting Liverpool's ambitions as a club, but they are some way off reaching the lofty heights City currently find themselves in.
A January move may be too soon, but a summer deal could be more realistic and any deal would benefit both player and club, with Liverpool potentially making a profit of more than £20m if reports are to be believed.
With Brendan Rodgers admitting he needs 'three or four new faces', and Liverpool's owners FSG reluctant to loosen the purse strings, all of a sudden Suarez's sale makes sense. The club need able talent, and they have only one really sellable asset in Suarez to help finance that.
But should he move to City, where would he play? Well if reports surrounding Mario Balotelli's increasingly fragile future are to be believed, then suddenly a spot opens up. And with a front line of Suarez, Aguero, Silva and Nasri, how could you not win trophies?
Should Liverpool cash in on Luis Suarez? Does he need to leave Liverpool to win trophies? Have your say by commenting below...