Liverpool are ‘much bigger’ than Arsenal, insists Mark Lawrenson
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson insists the Reds are a "much bigger" than Arsenal, who want to sign Luis Suárez
Mark Lawrenson has insisted Liverpool have a “much bigger” global following than Arsenal.
The former Reds director of football Damien Comolli claimed earlier this week want-away striker Luis Suárez was too big for the Merseyside outfit.
In addition, Comolli, who played a key role in bringing Suárez to Anfield in 2011, considers Liverpool to be only a “top-eight side”, unlike perennial top-four finishers Arsenal.
However, former Reds defender Lawrenson has hit back at Comolli’s claims, pointing to the north London side’s eight-year silverware drought.
“I’m not sure what Damien Comolli is up to with his comments suggesting Suárez should join Arsenal as Liverpool aren’t a big enough club for the striker,” Lawrenson told the Liverpool Daily Post.
“That’s a cheap shot. And it’s something he would never have said if he was still working at Anfield and not having been let go from his role as director of football.
“Comolli clearly has no idea of how big Liverpool are on a global scale. They are much bigger than Arsenal in that respect and have been for a lot longer.”
He added: “Of course, everybody admires Arsene Wenger’s achievement of continual Champions League qualification.
“But Suárez has won more in England during the last two-and-a-half years than Arsenal have during the last eight.”