Luis Suarez has disrespected Liverpool by wanting to leave the club, according to former Anfield favourite John Aldridge.
Suarez, 26, is keen to exit Liverpool with Arsenal and Real Madrid linked with a move for the Uruguayan over the close-season.
Arsenal are reported to have made multiple bids in their pursuit to sign Suarez, but Liverpool insist they will stand firm – unless they receive a suitable offer from their Premier League rivals.
Suarez has courted controversy at regular intervals since joining Liverpool from Ajax in 2011, earning himself lengthy suspensions for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, and biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic respectively.
And although he has been a regular scorer of goals – he netted 30 in 44 appearances in all competitions last term – Aldridge, who scored 64 goals in 106 appearances for Liverpool, feels Suarez owes the club.
“There’s a massive lack of loyalty there and especially the way Liverpool have stuck by Luis,” Aldridge told BBC Radio Five Live when asked about Suarez’s desire to leave.
“Not everything’s all about money. 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.”