Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has warned that Luis Suarez could be driven away from the Premier League if he continues to receive negative criticism.
Suarez made headlines once again this week after handling the ball in the lead up to his decisive goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over non-league Mansfield last weekend’s but has never been far from controversy since joining Liverpool.
This Sunday’s clash with Manchester United has brought up memories of his eight-match ban in the 2011/12 season for racially abusing defender Patrice Evra.
Comolli who was involved in bringing the former Ajax player to Merseyside and has since been sacked said today, “I find it extremely hard to understand why people look at all the bad aspects and not how good the player is.
“It’ll be an absolute shame for English football if this victimisation drives him away.
“As the biggest league in the world you want to keep the biggest players, not drive them away for crazy reasons.
“He is a fantastic individual and professional — totally committed to his club, team-mates and job. He’ll give you everything, he’s a winner.
“People need to be very careful what they say and stop criticising him. He’s someone you’d want to go to war alongside.
“I don’t think you can captain Ajax as a foreigner at 21 if you’re not a great individual.”
The Uruguayan striker has scored 19 goals already for Liverpool this season.