Former Liverpool strikers John Aldridge and David Fairclough have offered differing assessments on Luis Suarez's attempts to manufacture a route out of Anfield.

Suarez has made clear on a number of occasions that he wishes to leave the Reds, with his reasoning ranging from wanting to leave English football to having the chance to play in the Champions League.

The Uruguay international has said he dreams of playing for Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants are yet to make any interest in the star concrete.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have put two bids in for Suarez though Liverpool insist neither have come close to their evaluation of the hitman.

Liverpool have stuck by Suarez amid two substantial bans for racially abusing Patrice Evra and Biting Branislav Ivanovic during his two-and-a-half year spell at the club, and Aldridge believes that he should remain on Merseyside and offer the same loyalty back.

"There's a massive lack of loyalty there and especially the way Liverpool have stuck by Luis. Not everything's all about money," he said in the Liverpool Echo.

"It's different with Luis Suarez because of the positions he's put Liverpool in over the last couple of years and they've stuck by him.

"The fans have been loyal, the manager's been loyal, his comrades have been loyal, and the hierarchy have been loyal to him. They've done everything in the powers possible to back him up and he's basically put a custard pie in everyone's face."

Suarez's stance on leaving Liverpool has been refuted by Brendan Rodgers, with the manager insisting he will remain at the club unless an offer comes through which is impossible to refuse.

Finding a replacement for the star will no doubt be difficult for a side who can't offer European football of any kind next season, putting the club in a particularly difficult position as they attempt to hold onto a player who has made it clear he wants to leave.

And in an era where contracts are regularly broken Fairclough insists Suarez is simply an example of modern football.

"Loyalty doesn't exist these days in football," he told Talksport. "It's a fool's dream. We have to expect these type of things."