Damien Comolli has said that Luis Suarez is too good for Liverpool and should consider joining Arsenal…
In what will likely infuriate Liverpool fans, former director of football Damien Comolli has said that Liverpool are not a big enough club for Luis Suarez, reports The Metro.
The Frenchman signed Luis Suarez for Liverpool in January 2011, but is remembered predominantly by Liverpool fans for his transfer market failings.
“It looks like a very messy situation,” said Comolli, who also spent time in England working for Tottenham Hotspur, where he was considerably more successful.
“When I was there, we knew it would be hard to keep players like [Jose] Reina, [Daniel] Agger, Luis [Suarez] if we couldn’t get into the Champions League.
“Luis is extremely ambitious and with all due respect to Liverpool, they’re a top-eight side, not top-four like Arsenal.”
Luis Suarez was given a fantastic reception from Liverpool fans during Steven Gerrard’s testimonial against Olympiakos this weekend, and his club have already rejected two bids from Arsenal for the striker.
It is thought that Liverpool will refuse to sell their star 26-year-old to a rival Premier League club, although Comolli obviously thinks the Gunners are in a different Premier League bracket to the Reds.
Another former Liverpool employee has also had his say on the Suarez saga, but didn’t believe the Uruguayan would be joining the Gunners.
Christian Purslow, former managing director, said, “If the only offer is from Arsenal I would expect Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool,” reports BBC Sport.
Commolli joined Liverpool as director of football in November 2010, and didn’t take long to stamp his mark on the club, signing Luis Suarez from Ajax for £22m, and Andy Carroll for a ludicrously inflated £35m in his first January transfer window.
The next summer he spent big money again on Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, Doni, Jose Enrique, Sebastian Coates and Craig Bellamy. After his terrible record in the transfer market, the Frenchman left the club in April 2012. During Comolli’s reign, despite the enormous fees spent, only Luis Suarez can be regarded as a complete and utter transfer success.