Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to ‘lay down the law’ with Luis Suarez.
The striker has publicly announced his desire to leave the club but both Brendan Rodgers and John W Henry have so far refused to grant his wish. Arsenal have had two bids rejected and Suarez aired his disappointment in a revealing interview with the English media.
Rodgers told Suarez to train alone this week as punishment for not putting his effort in to matches or training. Former Reds defender Carragher, who only retired in the summer, agreed with Rodger’s decision.
“I went in to Friday training before Stevie’s testimonial and that wasn’t the Luis Suarez I knew. I think it’s right for Brendan Rodgers to take him out of the group because no one player is bigger than the team or the squad.”
“If Suarez is a distraction for everyone then he needs to be taken out of the group.”
It’s clear that Suarez’s recent lack of effort in training is because he no longer wants to be at the club and that’s what Liverpool can except to see all season should they keep the striker but Carragher believes the current destination of Suarez is the reason why he is still at the club.
“Nobody wants unhappy players at the training ground or on the pitch playing. It affects other people.”
“But it’s very difficult for Liverpool, like the Wayne Rooney situation and Chelsea. They’re direct rivals and that’s the big deal. That’s the problem.”
Suarez has never shyed away from his desire to join Real Madrid and should they join the race for his signature, Liverpool may be more willing to negotiate a deal.