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Luis Suarez will ask to leave again - Aldridge

Suarez to make fresh transfer plea - Aldridge. (©GettyImages)
Suarez to make fresh transfer plea - Aldridge. (©GettyImages).

Luis Suarez will once again attempt to force a move away from Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens - that's according to the Reds' legendary striker, John Aldridge.

The 55-year-old former Republic of Ireland international has called on the club to cancel planned contract talks with Suarez, after reports emerged that the Uruguayan international was set to be handed a new and improved deal to ward off interest from long-term admirers Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Liverpool fans had to endure one of the longest transfer sagas in recent memory this summer, with Suarez repeatedly stating his desire to secure a move away from Anfield.

The ex-Ajax frontman blamed media pressure before citing a desire to play Champions League football as the motivations behind his willingness to move secure a Liverpool exit, but the 26-year-old remained on Merseyside.

Liverpool's reluctance to sell their most prized asset meant that Suarez was forced to stay at Anfield, and Suarez made his long-awaited return to Brendan Rodgers' side in Liverpool's 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Uruguayan international was serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, but marked his Premier League return with a brace in Liverpool's 3-1 win against Sunderland on Sunday.

But Aldridge has warned that, despite Suarez impressing on his first-team return, a fresh transfer plea may be just around the corner.

"Suarez was very keen to leave Liverpool in the summer and I have no doubt that he will look to get away once again," Aldridge told The Metro.

"If Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League once again, I’m sure Suarez will want to leave and I would advise my old club to get as much money for him as possible and rebuild the team with the new funds."

Aldridge, who played in one of the club's finest ever sides during the late 1980s, warned the Reds against offering Suarez a new contract.

The former Ireland international added: "Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre may have told the media he would consider a new contract for Suarez in a bid to dampen down any fresh speculation over the future of the striker.

"Why try and get him to commit to the club now, so soon after he did the dirty on them with his bid to join Arsenal?"

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