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Former Liverpool star Barnes not downcast about possible Suarez exit

Liverpool will get on ok if Luis Suarez decides to leave this summer according to club legend John Barnes.

The Uruguayan striker is continually being linked with a big-money shift to Real Madrid and if he does happen to go, former England and Reds winger Barnes feels the Anfield club will simply get on with the job.

"I'd love for Suarez to stay, I think he's a fantastic player, but if he decides he wants to go, then that's part of football," Barnes told reporters at a charity event at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore.

"What I always say, the club is the most important thing.

"If Luiz Suarez doesn't want to be at Liverpool, Liverpool will still survive. They've survived from Ian Rush [leaving], people before and people after.

"I don't have a problem with Luis Suarez at all, but the club is the most important thing."

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