Arsenal transfers: ‘Liverpool’s Luis Suárez is an honourable guy’
Arsenal transfers: Ex-Liverpool defender Steve Nicol says Luis Suarez is an honourable guy and Reds should let him leave
Steve Nicol has insisted Liverpool striker Luis Suárez is an “honourable guy” and the Reds should honour their promise to the Uruguayan.
The 26-year-old claims Brendan Rodgers told the Liverpool forward that he could leave this summer if the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.
With Arsenal making two unsuccessful bids for the Uruguay international, Suárez is getting increasingly frustrated by Liverpool’s stance.
And former Reds defender Nicol reckons Rodgers is now in a difficult position after becoming personally involved in the transfer saga.
“What has been written tells you that Suárez is actually an honourable guy,” Nicol told talkSPORT.
“For all the things he did on the field, he honoured his contract. He played for Liverpool last season and gave everything. It seems to me that it is the other party that are not being honourable.
“I don’t think there is any reason for him to come out and say what he did unless it is right. He seems pretty factual in the words he has spoken.
“Brendan Rodgers seems to have said: ‘if we don’t [qualify for the Champions League] then I’ll personally make sure you can go’.
“That totally changes everything. It makes sense that Suárez hasn’t really said an awful lot before.
“You cannot promise anything to your players and not follow through. That is a huge problem and Brendan is probably wishing now he just kept out of it so that eventually it would be a battle between the people upstairs and Suarez’s entourage.”