Liverpool should have sold Luis Suarez to one of his summer transfer window suitors, with Arsenal among them, according to Anfield legend Bruce Grobbelaar.
The Uruguay international was frequently linked with a departure from Merseyside before the transfer deadline, with Arsenal the most serious contenders to secure a deal for his signature.
Arsenal made a number of bids for Suarez, with an offer of £40,000,001 in the expectation of triggering a release clause, but Liverpool maintained the player was not for sale at any price.
The Gunners were criticised for their pursuit of Suarez, with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accusing opposite number Arsene Wenger of 'playing games' in an attempt to bring the Uruguayan to the Emirates Stadium.
Grobbelaar, though, believes Liverpool should have cashed-in on the 26-year-old when they had the chance, given a catalogue of controversies since his move to Anfield in January 2011.
"If you were just judging him by his calibre on the field then of course you would want him at Liverpool,“ he told talkSPORT.
"But when you considered what he said earlier this season and his attitude, I would have got rid of him and gone and got some players who want to be there.
“When he said he wanted to go I was the first one to say, ‘get rid of him’, because I thought he was going to be a bad egg amongst the team."
Suarez is set to make a long-awaited Liverpool return on Wednesday - the first time he will have made a competitive appearance for the club since biting the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April.
The forward is in contention to start in the Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford, and Rodgers says the player's return will be like signing a '£50-£60 million' striker.