Liverpool owner John W. Henry believes the time was right for the club to sell Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan fired 31 Premier League goals for the Reds last season, and was named the PFA Player of the year for his performances in a red shirt.
However, the club sanctioned the forward’s £75million move to Barcelona, after the 27-year-old was banned from all football for four months, following his bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
And Henry – who watched the Reds fall to a 1-0 defeat to Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday night – believes the time was right for the club to cash in on their star forward.
“It was time for Luis and time for the club to make a break,” he said.
“He brought so much to the club but we brought a lot to Luis. I thought we needed more depth; last year we needed more depth, and we’re playing a lot more games this year with the Champions League. I think you will still see a very explosive Liverpool offense.”
The Reds have set about looking to replace Suarez with the signings of Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic, whilst a move for QPR forward Loic Remy is understood to be nearing completion.