Jamie Redknapp believes that Liverpool have to hold on to Luis Suarez - but his strike partner Andy Carroll is better off out of Anfield.

Carroll has had a solid campaign for West Ham on loan from the Reds, despite suffering from injury problems at regular intervals.

His six goals after the turn of the year helped the Hammers to a 10th place finish, and Redknapp believes that in order to realise his England hopes for the World Cup, Carroll must leave Liverpool for the east London side permanently.

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll can realise his England dream, but not at Liverpool, according to Jamie Redknapp.

He said in the Daily Mail: "A hat-trick for Kevin Nolan [at the weekend] but all eyes at West Ham are on the future of Andy Carroll.

"Finishing 10th is a terrific return to the top flight and Carroll's recall to the England squad may convince him he has found the place where he can settle and still progress his career. He should sign to stay."

Carroll's transfer will no doubt be a big story over the summer, with Liverpool looking for top dollar for the star - who cost them a British record fee of £35 million in the 2011 winter transfer window.

West Ham have already said they can't afford what Brendan Rodgers is demanding, and Newcastle have also reportedly shown interest in bringing Carroll back to St James' Park.

Another striker who will be a concern for Liverpool over the summer is Luis Suarez. Many have argued that the Uruguay international should be sold after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April.

He has since been banned for 10 games, and will miss the first six of next season, but Redknapp believes that he should still be given the chance to stay at the club on account of his remarkable talent.

He explained: "Luis Suarez might not be Mr Popular in all quarters but Liverpool have to keep him and if they need a reminder, watch a re-run of his goal against Newcastle. He took a long ball over his shoulder and on his chest, evaded Fabricio Coloccini and slipped it in. Genius."

Suarez has admitted in the past that he would be open to offers from sides who can offer Champions League football, and whether the FA ban for biting will drive the 26-year-old away from England remains to be seen.