Carragher believes Suarez will stay at Liverpool

Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher believes the club’s talismanic forward Luis Suarez will remain at Anfield this summer, and expects Brendan Rodgers to add to his squad, rather than see it seriously depleted, Sky Sports has reported.

Carragher is set to retire at the end of the season, bringing down the curtain on a career that has seen him play more than 700 games for the Merseyside outfit, winning the FA Cup twice, the League Cup three times, the UEFA Cup once and the Champions League once, as well as 38 England caps.

And Carragher feels Suarez, the Premier League’s top scorer with 22 goals this season, will still be at the club when next season kicks off thanks to his bond with the Liverpool supporters.

He told Sky Sports News: “(Suarez) is vital. He is one of the top players, not just in the Premier League, but in world football. We are desperate to keep him, I’m sure he will be staying, I think he loves it here and the fans love him.

It would be a big surprise to me if he is not PFA Player of the Year. I think the Premier League has been good for him and he has been a star in the Premier League.

Carragher added that Liverpool need to build on a promising first year under Brendan Rodgers and sign players this summer, stressing that Liverpool’s ambitions lay higher than cracking into the Europa League – which, currently sitting in seventh place, they may not manage this season.

It’s not just Suarez, we have got lots of top players and we want to keep hold of them all. That is important for the club. Where we are in the league, it’s important that we improve the squad and bring in some additions,” Carragher said.

Where we are at the moment is not where we want to be and the club next season will be looking to strengthen.

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