LUIS SUAREZ has been urged to SNUB Real Madrid’s impending £70million summer bid and STAY at Liverpool.
The Reds are bracing themselves for a raid after the La Liga giants’ president Florentino Perez made Suarez his No.1 target.
But Kop idol Ian Rush says it is vital for the Anfield outfit to keep the Uruguay hitman to help Brendan Rodgers’ team improve further next season.
The Spaniards are preparing the mega-money move for the striker after watching him hammer home 31 goals this term.
And Rush, who smashed home a total of 346 goals in 660 games in two stints at Anfield, said: “Whether Liverpool win the league or finish third, there will be Champions League football back next season.
“The club will look to improve the squad for next season and you certainly won’t be improving it if Suarez is not there.
“It was 100 per cent correct that he has picked up all of these awards. He was unlucky last season that Gareth Bale had played so well.
“And as much as some people in football don’t like him, they can’t say he hasn’t been entertaining this season. Luis has been fantastic.”
Meanwhile, Rush, Liverpool’s leading all-time goalscorer, has told Liverpool to ensure victory today against Alan Pardew’s Newcastle in case title favourites Manchester City slip up at home to West Ham.
He added: “It is never over until the fat lady sings. Sometimes when you’re simply hanging on and not needing a win on the final day, then it can be dangerous.
“The most important thing for Liverpool is to beat Newcastle.
If City win the game then it just wasn’t to be.
“But if they don’t and Liverpool fail to beat Newcastle then it would be terrible.
“The only thing Liverpool have to concentrate on this weekend is getting three points and finishing on 84 points for the season.
“I have a sneaky feeling that the league will be won with 84 points. There will be another twist. I fully feel that will happen but Liverpool have got to be in the position to capitalise on any slip-up.
“So Liverpool need to focus on getting three points in the bag and waiting to see what happens at City. You just never know.”
Meanwhile, Suarez is prepared for the worst but insists even if the title dreams are shattered, it is not the end of the world.
The Kop hotshot reckons just cracking the top four – and securing Champions League qualification – is massive progress for the Reds.
Suarez, 27, said: “After so many years of not competing for the title we know what we’re playing for.
“We have already achieved our target of qualifying for the Champions League – and if silverware follows it will be very welcome, of course.