Dietmar Hamann: Liverpool better off without ‘disrespectful’ Luis Suárez

Dietmar Hamann urges Liverpool to cash in on Luis Suárez, despite the striker's apparent U-turn about his future

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Luis Suárez scored 30 goals for Liverpool last season Photo: Luis Suárez / Facebook

Dietmar Hamann has urged Liverpool to cash in on Luis Suárez, despite the striker’s apparent u-turn about his future.

Suárez told Uruguayan media on Tuesday that he intends to stay on Merseyside after last week publicly stating his desire to leave the Anfield club.

Suárez said: “For now, because of all the affection of the people, I will be staying.”

However, Hamann feels that the 26-year-old’s conduct over the last few weeks has been unacceptable as he pressed for a move to Arsenal.

And the former Liverpool midfielder wants to see Suárez, who scored 23 Premier League goals last season, leave the Reds this summer.

“He has disrespected the football club, and the history and the heritage of the club,” Hamann told talkSPORT.

“I think the club will be better without him and I don’t think the team will be worse off without him. In football you need a team. One player doesn’t make a team, one player doesn’t make a football club.

“As we have seen in the past, the likes of [Fernando] Torres, [Kenny] Dalglish, [Robbie] Fowler, [Ian] Rush, [Michael] Owen have all left and the club carried on. Most important is a good team and the man who is in charge.”

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