Jamie Carragher is hoping that Liverpool can hold onto Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan striker, who was Man of the Match in the Reds' come-from-behind FA Cup semi-final win over Everton on Saturday, has been linked with a summer departure from Anfield but Carragher feels it is vital the club retain his services.

"I thought he was brilliant. Our best player. I wouldn't swap him for anyone in the league," said Carragher.

"He is a fantastic player and I'm delighted we've got him and hopefully he will take that forward into the cup final.

"It is vitally important [Liverpool keep Suarez]. I see no reason why he would want to leave. He is playing well so hopefully he will sign a new contract, which he is expecting to do."

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