Mark Lawrenson believes that there are only a small number of clubs which Liverpool players can move to and keep the respect of the fans, with the former Red insisting that Arsenal are not one of these sides.
Luis Suarez is currently pushing hard for a move to the Gunners, going as far to claim that Brendan Rodgers broke a gentlemen's promise to let him leave the Reds for Champions League football this summer.
The Uruguay international is currently training seperately from the Liverpool squad, but he isn't the only player attracting interest in the club; Daniel Agger has also received an offer to join Barcelona, which Agger's agent confirmed was turned down.
Agger would no doubt be tempted by the prospect of joining a side that is challenging for trophies across the board, and Lawrenson says that while Liverpool fans would be understanding of a player leaving for the likes of Barcelona, with Arsenal it is a very different story.
He said in the Liverpool Daily Post: "Now there is a danger Liverpool may not have enough players. Stewart Downing has gone, while there is interest in Daniel Agger from Barcelona.
"It looks like Agger will stay put. But could anybody blame him if he left? There are a few clubs throughout the world who fans would accept losing a player to, and one is Barcelona. Arsenal is not. Take note, Suarez."
Suarez's transfer saga has taken the spotlight at Liverpool in recent weeks, and Rodgers insisted he wouldn't answer any more questions over the striker as his future remains unclear.
And Lawrenson believes that while fans are angry with Suarez over his conduct, he has exposed a serious problem that the Reds face this summer in attracting the world's best talent.
"...The subsequent lack of new arrivals and the Uruguayan's desire to leave have underlined one thing," he explained. "Having no Champions League football is really hurting Liverpool. Looking at their squad at present, would you say it has enough to finish in the top four?
"You'd have to say it hasn't.
"Liverpool need new quality players to get into the Champions League. But they are struggling to attract such players... because they aren't in the Champions League. It's a vicious circle."