Jurgen Klopp faces a big challenge at Liverpool this summer as he looks to rejuvenate his side following a poor defence of their Premier League crown.

Departures are on the cards, with Georginio Wijnaldum looking increasingly likely to leave upon the expiration of his contract, and there will be a lot of attention on who will be coming into Merseyside.

A familiar name has been touted to seal a move to Anfield, with reports in Spain suggesting Luis Suarez could make a remarkable return to his former hunting ground.

Todofichajes state that Suarez is frustrated with Diego Simeone's tactics at Atletico Madrid and could leave the Spanish capital, one year after moving to the club from Barcelona.

The Uruguayan striker is said to be open to a return to Liverpool but MLS franchise Inter Miami, led by David Beckham, are also reportedly in the running for the forward.

Bringing Suarez back to Liverpool would certainly be an eye-catching piece of business, but what are the pros and cons of a potential move?

Pros

With Suarez, the first thing to address is his incredible ability in front of goal. At the age of 34, the forward is pushing Atletico towards a La Liga title and has hit 19 goals this season, putting him in the running for the golden boot.

That comes on the back of an astonishing 198 goals in 283 appearances for Barcelona, who he joined from Liverpool in 2014, showing he has never lost his reliability in front of goal.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates a goal
Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates a goal

Since the 2011/12 season, Suarez's first full campaign in England, the Uruguayan forward has never hit less than 11 goals in a league campaign, with that low tally coming in his first full season at Anfield and the second-lowest being 16 goals in both his first and last league campaign with Barcelona.

There's also the fact that Suarez is a hero at Liverpool, a signing that would bring back memories of his first stint at the club at a time where, due to the pandemic, it feels like everything is different.

Finally, should one of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino or Mohamed Salah depart Liverpool this summer, Klopp would immediately have a replacement who could guarantee goals.

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Cons

The big, unavoidable downside for a potential Luis Suarez return is his age. Having turned 34 in January, Suarez's career is in it's twilight years and any return to Anfield would be short-lived, perhaps even only for a season.

Suarez is certainly not a long-term solution for Liverpool if they want to sign a new forward and it's not really a position where Klopp's side are crying out for reinforcements.

Even if one of the established trio leaves, Diogo Jota has excelled in his maiden campaign at Liverpool and has showed that he can be someone to rely upon whenever necessary and is the ideal successor to one of Liverpool's all-conquering front three.

It's difficult to see where Suarez would fit into the squad, in truth, as a signing of his level would command regular football that wouldn't be fair to immediately guarantee, considering the performances of Jota and the forwards currently in Klopp's ranks.