Liverpool transfers: Robbie Fowler hopes ‘world-class’ Luis Suárez stays
Liverpool transfers: Former Reds striker Robbie Fowler hopes "world-class" Luis Suárez stay at Anfield for a long time
Robbie Fowler says he hopes “world-class” striker Luis Suárez stays at Liverpool.
The Reds issued a statement insisting the Uruguay international isn’t for sale last week after the 26-year-old confirmed his desire to leave the Merseyside outfit.
Suárez, who is currently serving a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanović, has been attracting interest from La Liga side Real Madrid in recent months.
And former Reds striker Fowler wants Suárez to stay at Anfield beyond the summer.
“He’s been on the record numerous times saying he doesn’t help himself,” Fowler said.
“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.”
He added: “Any side in the world with Luis Suárez 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.”
Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season, taking his tally to 50 since joining Liverpool in a £22.75m deal from Ajax in January 2011.