Didi Hamann: Liverpool will be better off without Suarez

The former Reds midfielder says he is 'glad the saga is over.'

Dietmar Hamann is of the opinion that Liverpool are better off without Luis Suarez.

The former Germany midfielder has become tired of the multiple stories surrounding the Uruguayan at Anfield and says he is 'not surprised' at how things have ended.

Suarez was a huge success at Liverpool on the pitch, being voted the Premier League's Player of the Year last season after scoring 31 goals and creating a seemingly endless amount of chances.

However, racism scandals and incidents where Suarez has bitten an opponent - on two separate occasions within the last two seasons - have created an unsavoury reputation for the 27-year-old.

As such, Hamann says he is happy that the Reds have sold the striker, with Barcelona having confirmed his signature on a five-year deal.

It would appear that Hamann's views go against those of a lot of Liverpool fans who are sad to see the Uruguayan leave.

Nevertheless, Suarez's exit was widely understood to be inevitable and the forward did cause the club a number of off-field problems during his time at Anfield.

Former manager Kenny Dalglish, for instance, backed the player through thick and thin, a factor many believe played a part in his eventual sacking as Liverpool boss.

For Hamann, then, it is a relief it is all over. Now time to see what life after Suarez brings for the Kop.

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