Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Luis Suarez's behaviour has been unacceptable and has defended Brendan Rodgers' tough stance on the want-away striker.
In the recent days, Luis Suarez has claimed that Liverpool would allow him to leave this summer if they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Manager Brendan Rodgers immediately denied that any agreement between him and Suarez had taken place and said that there was a total disrespect of the club by the Uraguayan.
Carragher visited Liverpool's Melwood training ground before Steven Gerrard's testimonial game against Olympiacos and was unhappy about the striker's attitude.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Carragher said: "I know Luis and I've played with him in the last couple of years and he's a warrior. He's a fighter on the pitch and every day in training. He never misses a session.
"I went in to Friday training before Stevie's testimonial and that wasn't the Luis Suarez I knew. I think it's right for Brendan Rodgers to take him out of the group because no one player is bigger than the team or the squad."
"He's not going to be playing because he's banned, so Liverpool need to concentrate on getting it right for the first game of the season against Stoke.
"If Suarez is a distraction for everyone then he needs to be taken out of the group."
Carragher also believes that Liverpool cannot afford to sell Suarez to Arsenal, especially if they want to challenge for a place in the top four.
If Liverpool were to receive a bid from abroad, Carragher believes they might let Suarez go because of the effect he's having on the rest of the squad.
Carragher continued: "Sort yourself. You can't have that and can't accept that.
"There's ways and means of going about it. Players get transferred all the time and you can't always have what you want.
"Liverpool Football Club have got to protect themselves as well. Arsenal are a big rival for a top-four place and maybe if he wanted to go somewhere else it wouldn't be such a big issue and maybe Liverpool would sanction a deal.
"Nobody wants unhappy players at the training ground or on the pitch playing. It affects other people."
If Liverpool were to sell their star striker would they able to replace him and more importantly, would they be able to qualify for the UEFA Champions League?
On the other hand, Suarez has reiterated his desire to leave the club so what is the point of keeping him?
An unhappy Luis Suarez may cause more problems to Brendan Rodgers than selling him so perhaps Liverpool should just get as much as they can for him and then try to replace him.
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