Jamie Carragher: Selling Luis Suarez Would Be Stupid

Ex-stopper thinks reds should keep hold of striker.

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has told club owner John W Henry that he would look stupid if he sold star striker Luis Suarez to Arsenal, Sky Sports reports.

Henry recently rejected a £40,000,001 bid for the Uruguayan striker – a bid the player believed would trigger a buy-out clause if it came from a club in the Champions League – and has since told the north London outfit to give up their pursuit of the 26-year-old.

Suarez has been ordered to train alone since the saga began and manager Brendan Rodgers has told him to apologise to his teammates and Carragher has insisted that the club must now stick to their guns having made their position clear.

“I expect him to stay at Liverpool now,” he said.

“I think if you come out as owner and say that, and then something happens, you make yourself look stupid. I’m glad he has done it and I think everyone in football should be glad he has done it. It is maybe a message for players.

“I trained with him once this summer and you are talking about probably one of the best trainers I have ever seen. I’ve only seen him once. God knows what he has been like all pre-season, but he hasn’t been his normal self.”

Carragher says the players would accept him back in the fold, adding: “He’s the best player. It probably all affects supporters more, who absolutely love the club. Players come and go at different times; we are all probably selfish, we think about our own situation.

“I think a lot of them will be probably focused on getting themselves ready for the start of the league. I’m sure they will want Luis to stay because it gives them more chance of being successful.”

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