Former Liverpool fullback Jim Beglin feels the club's future hinges on Luis Suarez staying next season.

Beglin wrote in the Daily Star Sunday: "I'm looking to Suarez ­honouring what he said when he indicated he was happy at Liverpool and wants to stay.

"I hope it wasn't empty talk because he is so important to my old club's future.

"He's up there with the best ­players in the world and Liverpool need to keep him as he will also ­attract other top stars to the club.

"Top players want to play alongside ­people like Suarez and Steven Gerrard, who young lads can learn from."