Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Luis Suarez should be sold as soon as possible.
Barnes has questioned Suarez's mental state, and believes it would be detrimental for Liverpool if he stayed at the club, but wasn't fully commited to the Merseyside team.
Suarez has been the subject of an official £40 million + £1 from Premier League rival Arsenal to trigger a clause in his contract. It is believed the clause triggered meant that Liverpool had to make Suarez aware of the offer that has been made for him.
Suarez is thought to be keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium, but Liverpool are desperate to keep hold of the 26-year-old Uruguayan striker.
However, Liverpool legend Barnes doesn't see the logic in Liverpool keeping hold of Suarez. Barnes believes Suarez should be sold as soon as possible, so money can be reinvested into the team before the start of the Premier League season on August 17th.
Barnes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “We’ve seen in the past when transfers go down to the last minute that it doesn’t help anybody, especially for a club like Liverpool who, if they lose Suarez, would have to find a big-name replacement.
“I’d like it to be done sooner rather than later because if it goes down to the last day, and you then have to go and get somebody, it’s not ideal.
“As far as Suarez is concerned, if he’s not going to be happy, then he has to go.
“We can all say, ‘yes, we think Suarez is going to be a player like Carlos Tevez, who gives 100 per cent no matter what’ but we don’t know what his mental state is going to be if he doesn’t get his wish [to leave the club].”
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