Recently retired Liverpool stopper Jamie Carragher thinks Suarez is too good for both Arsenal and Liverpool…
Jamie Carragher, ex-Liverpool and England centre-half, thinks Luis Suarez is too good a player for both his old club and Arsenal, he wrote in a column for The Daily Mail.
Luis Suarez has been made to train alone by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, following a scathing attack on the club in the media.
The 26-year-old Uruguayan is desperate to leave and join Arsenal, but the Liverpool hierarchy has assured him he has absolutely no chance of doing so this summer, and promised fans that the forward will eventually accept this.
Jamie Carragher however, believes that Suarez should in fact be playing at the top level, and if Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich came in for him then the Reds should not stand in his way.
“Luis Suarez is too good for Liverpool. He is one of the top players in the world, whereas Liverpool were only the seventh best team in England last season.
His talents are greater than the stage on which he plays. Not only does he deserve to play in the Champions League, he should be winning it.
Luis Suarez is also too good for Arsenal. In recent years, they haven’t challenged for trophies; they have not made an impact in the Champions League and they are no closer to winning the Premier League.”
Few would argue with Carragher or Suarez, who both believe that the striker should be competing in the Champions League. He was arguably the best player in the country last season, and could have beaten Gareth Bale to the Premier League Player of the Year award if he hadn’t been banned towards the end of the season for his infamous bite on Branislav Ivanovic.
Ironically, Arsenal may not even reach the Champions League group stages this season as they face a tough qualifying tie against Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
The Gunners could return with a third bid for the striker in the coming week, but it is unlikely the Reds will accept, even after Suarez’s dismal show of respect to the club which has stood by him following a string of unsavoury incidents.