LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Former Liverpool FC midfielder Steve McManaman believes the Premier League club will get rid of controversial striker Luis Suarez at the end of the season.
“I don’t expect him to be at Liverpool next season,” the ex-England winger said on ESPN. “I think they (Liverpool) are going to move him on.
“If they can get the money for him they will sell him.
McManaman, like every football supporter, strongly believes that Suarez is a world-class player, but said if he misses games he’s no good to the team.
“For me it’s not value for money if he’s missing 20 games and it’s not fair to the fans.”
Another former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson also thinks the Uruguay international needs to be on the pitch or its pointless keeping him.
“Why wouldn’t you want to keep him? But each time he is banned the club is losing a world-class player,” Lawrenson said on BBC Sports. “If he keeps missing games then Liverpool won’t get in the top four which is where they want to be.
“The club should be doing something to help him. He has embarrassed the club and they’re getting headlines for all the wrong reasons.”
James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert. Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.