Former England and Barcelona boss Terry Venables has said that he doesn’t think Liverpool will be able to get past the sale of Luis Suarez.
The form of the Reds has prompted Venables to speak out about his experience in such situations and he isn’t sure if they can ever get over the exit of the star striker following his £75m move to Camp Nou.
Suarez scored 31 league goals in 2013/14 before leaving Anfield for Spain and despite Brendan Rodgers splashing the cash on several new arrivals, his side have struggled and lie in the bottom half of the table with just two wins from six league outings.
Liverpool’s form so far has seen just seven points chalked up on the table with three defeats condemning them to a slow start.
But this hasn’t surprised Venables, who sold both Diego Maradona and Paul Gascoigne during his managerial career.
“Some players are too good to replace and even now, six weeks into the season, I do not see how Liverpool can make up for the loss of Luis Suarez,” Venables wrote in The Independent.
“Suarez was an inspirational presence at Liverpool, especially for Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling. Last season, Sturridge was copying Suarez. He knew he had to work harder and fight harder, and move the ball quicker. They were playing so well together, they were like an unstoppable train.
“I see a lot of similarities between Maradona, Gazza and Suarez, and the holes they leave behind.” he concluded.