Arsene Wenger claimed this week that he feels no sympathy for a Liverpool side who lost their best player over the summer after the Reds refused to sell us Luis Suarez in 2013, The Evening Standard reports.
The Raheem Sterling saga seemed to dominate the column inches over the summer and Liverpool were eventually forced to sell their prized asset, albeit for an inflated price.
Manchester City were the beneficiaries and Wenger believes that Sterling behaved sensibly throughout the summer in a situation which generally occurs during a transfer window.
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“I personally don’t think that Sterling was making a lot of drama,” Wenger was quoted as saying in the publication.
“It’s just during the transfer window that that happened. Liverpool is in a position they can make their own decisions.
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“They refused to sell us [Luis] Suarez, so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them.”
The infamous dealings which took place between both clubs regarding Suarez may well have severed the ties and will certainly effect any future transfer negotiations between the sides.
Liverpool were adamant that they wouldn’t sell Suarez to a ‘rival’ (via the Express) but have been happy to sell players to the likes of Chelsea and Man City in the past.
Perhaps they themselves in an imaginary competition with us; with the reality being that we’re a level above them and have been for the past decade.