Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson has heaped praise on the club's board for not selling Luis Suarez in the summer. Johnson said Suarez's value to Liverpool could not be measured in purely financial terms and in that respect was echoing the sentiments of owner John Henry, who stressed in August there was no possible way he could countenance selling to one of the club's main rivals amid interest from Arsenal.

"Usually some owners will say that to push the price up but John Henry said that and stuck by his guns," said the England defender.

"I think that was great and if we want to get the club back to where it belongs we need all our best players.

"He is clearly a massive player for us and some of the goals he has scored have been laughable."

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