John W Henry says 'it was time' for Liverpool and Suarez to part

The principal owner of Liverpool has backed the club to still be prolific going forward despite the loss of Suarez.

Liverpool principal owner John W Henry has said it was the right time for the club to let Luis Suarez go, after the striker departed to Barcelona for a fee of £75 million. 

Henry dug his heels in last summer at Anfield as Suarez attempted to move away from Merseyside, with Arsenal placing a bid of £40 million plus £1 for the Uruguayan striker, as they attempted to activate a release clause in the Uruguayan's contract. 

Suarez ended up staying at Anfield for a further season, signing a new contract and scoring 31 Premier League goals as Liverpool finished two points behind champions Manchester City and qualified for the Champions League.

The Reds owner is still expecting a prolific Liverpool side in front of goal.

He is quoted, saying: “It was time for Luis and time for the club to make a break. He brought so much to the club but we brought a lot to Luis.

“[Without him] I think you will still see a very explosive Liverpool offense.”

Without Suarez's prowess in the final third, it may be hard for the Reds to replicate a season where they scored 101 league goals. But they still have Daniel Sturridge who scored 21 league goals during the last campaign and have signed quick and technically gifted players who manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping can contribute in front of goal in the form of Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic.

Loic Remy is close to completing his move from Queens Park Rangers and has a decent goalscoring record in the Premier League as the Reds will be hoping the Frenchman will be able to improve on his record at Anfield.

The Reds will also be looking to Rickie Lambert to chip in with a few goals after signing for his boyhood club from Southampton, whilst exciting players like Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho will also be expected to make a significant contribution in front of goal.

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