Luis Suarez should resist the advances of Barcelona and Real Madrid and rebuild his career with Liverpool according to former Anfield striker John Aldridge.
Suarez cast shame on what has been a spectacular World Cup in Brazil, when he sunk his teeth into the shoulder of Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini, during their crucial Group D clash earlier in the week.
Despite FIFA imposing a four month ban from all football, a nine match ban from international football and a £65,800 fine, Aldridge told Sky Sports News that he believes Suarez should remain at Liverpool and rebuild his career.
Suarez an embarrassment - Thompson
Aldridge's comments come as a surprise following the reaction yesterday on Newstalk by former teammate and Liverpool legend Phil Thompson, who was clearly desponded with the troubled star.
"First of all he embarrasses himself. With this he brings embarrassment to the football club as one of our employees."
"It is terribly sad for my football club," he added." He has brought shame on a World Cup that has been sensational."
Liverpool fans have also clearly run out of patience with the behaviour of their star player, with most agreeing that now is the time to cash in on the striker and focus on bringing in Alexis Sanchez, winger Xherdan Shaqiri and any other top class players on the radar of manager Brendan Rodgers.
Suarez should stay at Liverpool - Aldridge
Aldridge believes that Barcelona and Real Madrid will stay clear of the striker considering the length of ban, and that Liverpool will see this as an opportunity to support the player and secure his services for the long term.
"I think for your Barcelonas and Real Madrids it's untenable now to come and take him knowing he's got a worldwide ban for so long," he said.
"I think the only possible situation now is for him to stay at Liverpool, and perhaps in the long-term stabilise his position as a Liverpool player.
"Everyone's got to buckle down and make sure nothing like that ever happens again. Three times is bad enough, but if it were to happen again that would be it.
"There may be some people want to turn their back on him, but I think the club will try and stick by him. In a Liverpool shirt he's been impeccable. they just have to work with him, work on whatever triggers it off and make sure it never happens again."
Great player but is he really worth it?
FIFA ban on Liverpool
Many Liverpool fans will be stunned by Aldridge's comments, however they will agree with his reaction to FIFA imposing a ban on the player that effects Liverpool as a result of an incident that was completely unrelated to the club.
"FIFA should perhaps have looked at the bigger picture: why should Liveprool suffer? Ban him from international football for the rest of his life - that would hurt him just as much, we know how passionate he is about Uruguay. If he never played for them again, would that make a difference?"
"It is harsh if you think last time Uruguay got away with it and he was allowed to go and play for them, so I think there'll be a lot of Liverpool fans not too happy. But we all know it can't be condoned.
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