Former Reds enforcer believes fans will get on side.
Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince believes that t club’s fans will forgive Luis Suarez eventually for his actions during the transfer saga this summer, talkSPORT reports.
Speculation over the Uruguayan’s future has dominated the headlines during this transfer window after he openly admitted his desire to leave Anfield in order to play Champions League football next season.
Arsenal and Real Madrid were rumoured to be leading the charge for his signature, with the former making several bids for the 26-year-old, which were promptly rejected by Brendan Rodgers and company. The manager made him train alone and then apologise to his teammates and it now looks as though he may stick around on Merseyside.
And Ince, who spent two seasons at Anfield between 1997-99, believes that the fans will be quick to forgive him should he hit the goal trail soon enough.
“It hasn’t been great with everything that has happened over the summer, but one thing about Liverpool fans is that they are forgiving,” he told Drive Time.
“All they want to see is Suarez back, and when he’s back on the pitch and scoring goals none of what has gone on will matter.”
The former England man also highlighted the importance of the controversial striker to Brendan Rodgers’ plans to qualify for the Champions League this season.
“Towards the end of last season Brendan Rodgers started to get to grips with the job at Liverpool and the players started to understand how Brendan wanted to play,” he added.
“They played really good football and there were a lot of games I saw last year where they created many chances but just couldn’t score.
“That’s why it’s so imperative that they try to keep Suarez.
“He’s a goal scorer and Daniel Sturridge has come back looking sharp, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be competing to get into the Champions League.
“I’ll be disappointed if they’re not up there, that’s for sure.”