Jamie Carragher believes Luis Suarez will not sulk and produce below-per performances for Liverpool, if he were forced to stay at Anfield for the new season. The 26-year-old Uruguay international is believed to be very keen on a transfer out of the Premier League, preferably to Real Madrid, this summer, after complaining of mistreatment at the hands of the English press.
"The thing about keeping unhappy players is an issue because we had that experience with Torres and keeping him wasn't the right thing to do. Torres wasn't the same player for about 18 months and that's certainly what you don't want," the former defender explained.
"But with a character like Luis Suárez, I don't think that would be an issue and if Liverpool were to keep him, I'm sure he would be as committed as ever," Carragher added.
The 35-year-old ex-England international, who retired from professional football earlier this summer, has trained and played alongside the former Ajax player and believes Suarez will remain professional, basing his comments on the player's dedication at all times, whether on the pitch or in training.
Suarez's already tenuous relationship with the media and his critics took a nosedive following a league match at home against Chelsea. Although the South American starred throughout the 90 minutes, popping up with a last-minute equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 draw, all the attention was on one moment of madness, when he bit Serbian Branislav Ivanovic on the arm.
"If a player wants to go, it doesn't mean the club has to accept it. He signed a contract, so it's the club's decision more than Luis's. He is one of the best players in the world and, when Real Madrid come calling, it will obviously turn a player's head," Carragher continued.
"They are probably the most famous club in world football, they have the record of winning all those European Cups and let's not forget, they took Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United and United had just been in the Champions League final," the veteran concluded.