Luis Suarez
Diaz of Uruguay controls the ball next to Goian of Romania during their friendly match at National Arena in Bucharest. REUTERS

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has cast doubt over Luis Suarez's long-term future at Liverpool after he acknowledged his Uruguayan compatriot could leave the club this summer.

Suarez has been linked with a move away from the Anfield club since serving his eight-game ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, with Paris Saint-Germain the latest club to be linked with the forward.

And Poyet, who was a vehement supporter of Suarez in the wake of the Evra race row, has admitted Liverpool are in danger of losing the player this summer as he struggles to overcome abuse from rival supporters.

Asked if Suarez could leave Liverpool and the Premier League in the wake of the recent controversies, Poyet told the Telegraph: "Yes. Yes. I am sorry for Liverpool.

"He was worried about everything that happened, it was a shock. Oh, he was [suffering], it was a difficult time. No doubt there's a cultural difference. But he will adapt.

"I just hope that we can keep him in England. I would like him to stay in England for English football. Otherwise you lose so much. When you're out - he wanted to play football, remember that.

"He wanted just to play on the pitch and he was out and it was difficult to understand because of the language, because of things. I am sure he will show his quality because everybody knows he is a very good player."

Poyet's comments arrive on the back of an interview Suarez conducted with French television in which he appeared to welcome a move to Ligue 1.

Suarez and his international team-mate, Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, were interviewed by Canal+ about their compatriot Diego Lugano, who moved from Fenerbache to PSG in August.

The Liverpool striker said he would "love to play at the same club as [Lugano]" before adding: "Yes, I could come to Paris, but like any other big club."

"There are lots of big clubs with that kind of status, who want to build a great team, and Paris are one of those clubs that are recruiting to make themselves stronger."