Liverpool legend Jan Molby has said he would keep Luis Suarez despite his latest controversy where he appeared to bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's 1-0 win in their final Group D match at the World Cup.
Molby reckons that FIFA will throw the book at Suarez, and told the Liverpool Echo he had to do a double take, adding that it's another incident where it is impossible to defend the forward.
He said: “I’m sure Liverpool will be devastated by what they’ve seen. You don’t want to see one of your players behaving like that.
“I would keep Suarez, no matter what he’s done. Even if Liverpool got £80 million for him it would be difficult to replace him as there are very few players around with that kind of ability.
“It’s always the same in football - something happens and people talk about moral standards. The bottom line is that Luis Suarez is of huge value to Liverpool and this latest incident doesn’t change that.”
Suarez has subsequently been charged by FIFA for his actions and the Daily Mirror are reporting that 'crisis talks' are being held at Anfield to discuss a response to what has happened in Brazil.
The report says that Liverpool are not willing to defend Suarez for his actions and that speculation over a move to La Liga may have died down.
The Mirror says that Barcelona have 'distanced' themselves from a move for the Uruguayan, whilst Real Madrid are 'ominously' quiet over the situation, whilst the Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool are still determined to keep hold of the player.
Away from Suarez, Pepe Reina is making a return to Merseyside according to The Guardian after spending a season on loan at Serie A side Napoli, but has admitted he hasn't spoken to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after it had seemed he had departed the club for good following a letter he wrote to the fans.
Reina said: “I don’t know about my future. I want to be calm about it and there are people who are working on that. I have two years left on my Liverpool contract and the situation is the same as a month ago.
“I’ve not spoken to Rodgers and I don’t know what they think but I have a contract and in the end that is what counts. I have to join up with Liverpool and there’s nothing more I can do.”