A host of former Liverpool players have expressed their disappointment in Luis Suarez following the player’s announcement that he wants the club to ‘honour an agreement’ and let him leave, according to the Mail Online.
The 26 year old has said that the club had promised to let him leave this summer if they failed to qualify for the Champions League, something which the player claims was not just said, but written into his contract.
So far, only Arsenal have made an approach for the Uruguay international, though both of their bids were rejected, including one of £40m plus a pound that was wrongly believed by the Gunners to trigger a release clause in the player’s contract.
Former Reds midfielder Ray Houghton believes the club should now let Suarez leave.
He told TalkSport: ‘They should let him go. It’s as simple as that. There’s no player bigger than any club, and certainly not Liverpool Football Club. There have been bigger players than Luis Suarez who have left.
‘You don’t want a player like that at the club. He’s going to be moping about in the changing room because he hasn’t got the move he wants.’
Fellow ex-Reds midfielders Didi Hamman and Jamie Redknapp have also had their say.
Hamman described the entire affair as negative, saying that he ‘feels for Rodgers’, while Redknapp has accused the striker of wanting to jump ship ‘for money’.
PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor has said that the player’s union will now intervene, with the saga, which Rodgers had hoped would not overshadow the clubs pre-season preparations, rumbles on.