English football lost its best player today, as Luis Suarez left Merseyside to set sail for Barcelona.
Liverpool lose by far their best player and talisman, but English football also loses one of its great figures, one who provoked delight and anger in equal measure.
For every Suarez lover, there’s a hater quick to point out his well documented foibles and flaws.
Regardless of your feelings towards him, English football will undoubtedly be a quieter place next season for his absence.
Asked whether English football will miss him, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey had a brilliant, deadpan response:
Followed by a cheeky grin that said it all.