Redknapp: Luis Suarez showing Liverpool a lack of respect

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Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp has hit out at Luis Suarez over his attempts to force through a move to Arsenal, believing the Uruguayan has shown the club a lack of respect.

The want-away frontman, who has been the subject of two significant bids from Arsenal, thought to be in the region of £40 million, is reportedly keen to secure an Anfield exit, citing a desire to play Champions League football as the motivation behind his decision.

Suarez has suggested an agreement was in place between himself and Liverpool, allowing him to leave should they fail to finish in the top four and if Brendan Rodgers' side were to receive an offer from a Champions League club.

But Liverpool have contested this clause, and believe they're well within their right to hold onto Suarez - and Redknapp is less than impressed with the Uruguayan's attitude.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: "My one question is why would Liverpool sell Suarez to Arsenal unless he forces the move through?

"I've heard that he is training poorly, he's not very happy and he's making his feelings known. I don't quite see why because Liverpool have looked after him and treated him unlike anyone else.

"Champions League football is always a good excuse - Fernando Torres used that as an excuse as well - and it all boils down to money."

Redknapp, who starred for Liverpool from 1991 to 2001, has hit out at Suarez after the Reds stood by their man after biting Branislav Ivanovic, whilst former boss Kenny Dalglish paid the consequences for supporting him through the Patrice Evra racism row.

"It's a sad situation given all the support they've given him. Kenny Dalglish pretty much lost his job for supporting Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers did it again with the biting incident.

"He should show more respect to the football club because they've protected him and gone beyond the call of duty in doing so."

Whilst Redknapp stopped short of saying that Suarez will definitely be at Anfield come September 1, he did admit he'd be surprised to the 26-year-old striker join Arsenal.

"We'll have to wait and see where he ends up but I'd be surprised if they do sell him to Arsenal because they're rivals for the top four."

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