Liverpool ‘better off’ without Suarez, says club hero

Liverpool will be a better team with their raft of new signings and Luis Suarez no longer around, according to 2005 Champions League winner, Dietmar Hamann.

The Reds sold their talismanic forward to Barcelona earlier this summer in a £75m deal, and have since taken their spending past the £100m mark to draft in eight new stars – providing Alberto Moreno’s expected switch from Sevilla goes through.

Although Suarez is currently banned from all footballing activities for his biting controversy at the World Cup and spent large chunks of his time at Anfield out of action through suspension, many have suggested that the forward’s exit will spark a downturn in fortunes at the club.

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His 31 goals last term fired Liverpool to within a whisker of a first ever Premier League title, for which he was named the division’s top player.

Although Hamann acknowledges that Suarez is a top talent, he believes that his lack of self-control means that the Merseysiders are better off with their new bunch of stars:

“I think Liverpool have bought well.” He is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“I have always been very critical of Suarez’s antics. In footballing terms, he is a big loss, but somebody else will score the goals and I think, long-term, they will be better off without him than with him.

“I’d rather have the six or seven players they have now than Suarez, because at the end of the day, if you want to win things, you need people you can trust, and he can’t be trusted.

“If he does something stupid again, he could be out for years, or for good.

“Yes, he has been great, there is no doubt about it. But what could have been if he had not missed all the games he did when he was here? Maybe the team would have been in the Champions League a while ago. All he has to show from his time at Liverpool is a League Cup winner’s medal (from 2011/12). He is not leaving a team that was ruling the Premier League or Europe during that the last few years.”


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