Robbie Fowler says Liverpool need to do everything they can to keep Luis Suarez this summer, amid speculation surrounding the Uruguayan striker’s future at Anfield.
Suarez is yet to come out in public and declare his commitment to the club, increasing rumours and reports that he is set to sign with Real Madrid and end his two and a half year stay on Merseyside.
But Fowler, who scored 183 goals in 369 games during his two spells at Liverpool, says the brilliance of 26-year-old Suarez is too much to give up.
“He’s been on the record numerous times saying he doesn’t help himself,” Fowler is quoted in the Telegraph as saying.
“Rightly, we should be critical of some of the stuff he does, but let’s look at the footballing side of him.
“I’m not being biased when I say that, for me, he was the Premier League player of last year.”
“Any side in the world with Luis Suarez is a better team, so I hope he stays at Liverpool a long time.
“You can understand why he’s linked with many sides over the world, because he is a world-class player.
“If he does go, it’s important that the money is spent wisely and you bring in a good amount of players.”
We reported earlier today that The Times’ Tony Evans has said Liverpool “will move heaven and earth” to keep Suarez this summer as they don’t want to be seen as a selling club.