Gary Neville has important words of advice for Liverpool

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville is adamant Liverpool must not let Luis Suarez dominate their summer.

Liverpool face an important summer ahead as they look to build on a sensational season in which they almost won the Premier League.

With Champions League football to look forward to next season, the Reds need to bring in exciting players to add to their squad to ensure they maintain the high level.

What they can't afford to happen, is allow their summer to be dominated by talk of Luis Suarez potentially leaving the club, as happened last season.

The Uruguayan signed a new contract last year, but reports swirl regarding a potential release clause.

Uncertainty over Suarez could have a knock on effect in terms of attracting top players to Liverpool, and former Manchester United captain and SkySports pundit Gary Neville believes the Merseyside giants must act now to avoid the rumours dominating their summer.

He told SkySports: "Brendan Rodgers has to box him off now.

"He can't allow him to go into a World Cup with uncertainty dragging on and uncertainty up in the air.

"If he hasn't got a clause that allows him to leave, I would just say 'you're not going' because at the end of the day Liverpool Football Club can't afford to lose him this summer or else they will struggle badly to replace him."

"I know Liverpool will survive and go on, but in terms of building on what they've achieved this year, Brendan Rodgers needs to get that dealt with quickly."

Suarez heading off to the World Cup with this unresolved would certainly be a worry, due to past examples of him speaking to the Uruguayan media and then his quotes becoming twisted in the English press.

Neville is right that Liverpool need to lay a marker down. If they do so privately or publicly is another matter.

If they fail to do so publicly however, then it may be an acknowledgement a release clause exists and there is a situation slightly beyond their control if a big offer is received.

That's why asking Suarez to make a statement affirming his future plans, as Neville went onto suggest, is also crucial to Liverpool enjoying a constructive summer.

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