Barnes: Suarez ego too big for Liverpool locker room

Liverpool legend John Barnes says Luis Suarez's ego is too big for the Reds locker room.
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Liverpool legend John Barnes says Luis Suarez's ego is too big for the Reds locker room.

Suarez is demanding Liverpool sell him to Arsenal this month.

"Why are you so surprised? This situation has been going on for years," Barnes told the Telegraph.

"This is the future of modern football we have created. The media and especially the fans have empowered players too much to make them feel that a) they are better than their team-mates and b) they're better than their clubs.

"We've seen it at Arsenal where so many players have left because Arsenal cannot match their ambitions, and the fans are the ones who have created this superstar culture whereby you've separated the team and the superstars to feel more important than the club.

"What has empowered him (Suarez) and the likes of (Fernando) Torres is they feel the team is losing not because of them but because of their team-mates.

"Suarez is saying he needs to go because they've not qualified for the Champions League, but he was part of the team that failed to do that.

"He has to take responsibility for that. He's saying, 'I've done my job, I'm good enough, but the players I'm playing with aren't'.

"Our superstar players feel they are untouchable. We've gone too far and there's no way back."

 
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