Howey, who made 260 appearances during his playing career, claims that signing Suarez in a shock second spell would be to the detriment of any long-term progress the club is trying to build.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, the experienced ex-footballer was stern when quizzed if Liverpool should re-sign him:
“No, I think his legs have gone to be quite honest.
“So he’s one of the top scorers in La Liga but Chelsea played them in the Champions League and brushed them aside, and yet they’re top of the league.
“So you’ve got to think if that’s the best La Liga have got, then I’d say it’s a backwards step as far as I’m concerned.”
Since his high-profile departure from Anfield to Barcelona, Suarez has gone on to score 214 goals in 315 games in his spell with the Catalans and his subsequent spell with Atletico Madrid, in what represents a masterful record of confident scoring form.
Meanwhile, Liverpool face a race against time to secure Champions League football amid a disappointing campaign bedevilled by injuries to crucial personnel.
Given Suarez’s age of 34 years old and his reported £160,000-a-week wages, it is hard to see there being any financial sense in acquiring him given his lack of longevity.
In that sense, he would hardly represent a progressive move by the Reds.
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