Jamie Carragher: Luis Suárez won’t fade like Fernando Torres at Liverpool
Jamie Carragher believes Luis Suárez will continue to give 100 per cent for the Liverpool cause if he doesn't leave this summer
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool striker Luis Suárez will continue to give his best for the club if the Uruguayan doesn’t secure a move away from Anfield.
The 26-year-old has openly started his desire to leave the Merseyside outfit this summer amid reported interest from La Liga runners-up Real Madrid.
Carragher, who retired at the end of the season, was present at the Reds when the 18-time English champions sold prize striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea.
The Liverpool centre-half felt the Spaniard fell short of giving 100 per cent for the Reds cause in his final 18 months before a £50m move to the Blues in 2011.
But Carragher doesn’t anticipate Suárez emulating Torres’ behaviour.
“I do believe that Suárez is a slightly different character to Fernando Torres,” said Carragher at a Sky TV event.
“The thing about keeping unhappy players is an issue because we had that experience with Torres and keeping him wasn’t the right thing to do. Torres wasn’t the same player for about 18 months and that’s certainly what you don’t want.
“There were times, I believe, when Torres wasn’t giving his best on the pitch for Liverpool and that is why it was a mistake to keep him.
“I don’t think that will happen with Suárez, simply because of the player he is, but it is something you must be aware of. Obviously, it is a difficult situation if a player has had his head turned, but someone at the club would have to deal with it.”
Suárez scored 23 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season, taking his tally to 50 Reds goals since joining from Ajax in £22.75m deal in January 2011.