Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has waded into the debate over Luis Suarez’s future at Anfield, admitting he hopes the player wants to stay at the club despite his recent troubles.
The Uruguayan international revealed to French television station Canal+ that a move to Paris Saint-Germain would be of interest over the weekend, and that he would love to play with compatriot Diego Lugano at domestic level.
And, whilst Fowler is hopeful that the striker wants to stay on Merseyside ahead of tonight’s derby against Everton, he believes the player must be sold if he does not want to be part of the club’s future plans anymore.
"I don’t know what’s been said but I’ve been a manager. If any player doesn’t want to be there then I think it’s better to let him go, whether it’s his choice or not," Fowler told Goal.com.
"It’s a tough one. He’s a fantastic player but players who come out and start saying stuff like that, maybe it’s best if he does go. If he has said it, it’s not great. I don’t know if it’s the case that he has actually said it, it’s just on hearsay at the minute but I want him to remain a Liverpool player.
"He’s very unpredictable - he will cause any team problems. I hope that continues for a long time. His form has been fantastic, he’s probably been Liverpool’s best player this season. Admittedly, he’s not scoring as many goals as he and the fans would have liked, but I don’t think you can fault his effort."
Fowler, one of the Reds’ all-time record goalscorers with 183 strikes for the club, has been surprised by the former Ajax man’s in-ability to score this season.
Suarez isn’t the only striker to struggle after moving from the Eredivisie to the Premier League, and ‘God’ has no doubts that the goals will begin to flow if the player opts to stay under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish.
"I don’t really know [why he is not scoring]. His record in Holland was phenomenal, he scored so many goals," added Fowler.
"We know in the past there have been players who have scored goals in Holland but the Barclays Premier League is totally different. The players you come up against are totally different so it is harder to score goals.
"But his overall play has been fantastic. Against any team he’s a handful and he will score goals, I’m sure of that."
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