Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has warned Liverpool that Luis Suarez could leave Anfield at the end of the season if the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Edinson Cavani

Suarez has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Bayern Munich in the summer and the Uruguayan had recently claimed that he would be interested if a club in the Champions League came knocking.

"The fact is that Luis is one of the top strikers in the world and he wants to be playing Champions League football. Of course, Liverpool are not going to make it this season. But if they don't make it next season then they will have a problem," Cavani told The Sun.

"Luis would love to play in the Champions League with Liverpool. But if he can't then a player of his quality needs to play for a club where he can."

Suarez has been in prolific form this season, scoring 29 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions. His departure would be a massive blow to Brendan Rodgers' side, who have been heavily dependent on the Uruguay international for goals.

Liverpool are currently seventh in the league with 45 points, nine points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, with just eight games to go.

However, Cavani believes it will be tough decision for Suarez to leave the Reds, who stood beside him, after the racial row involving Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. Suarez had earlier declared his commitment towards Liverpool, by stating that he would stay at the club even if they miss out on Champions League.

"I know it meant a lot when Liverpool stood by him through some tough times and he has a lot of love for the club and their fans," Cavani said.

In the meantime Cavani, who himself has been linked with a move to Chelsea and City, revealed that Suarez encourages him to make the switch to England. The players are currently on international duty with Uruguay and will go back to their respective leagues this weekend.

"When I speak with Luis he speaks with admiration about Liverpool and the Premier League. He even encourages me to play in England,"Cavani added.