Gus Poyet thinks Brendan Rodgers might still be Liverpool manager if the club had not sold Luis Suarez.
The striker scored 31 goals in the 2013/14 Premier League season as Liverpool narrowly missed out on the title, but left that summer to join Barcelona.
The Reds struggled without him and Rodgers was sacked eight games into the 2015/16 campaign.
“His (Suarez’s) departure has cost Liverpool a lot,” Poyet told Omnisport. “Among other things, probably Brendan Rodgers’ job. Maybe if Suarez was still playing for Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers would be the coach today.
“In England, he did good things in his first year, but his second year, he was unique. Some people misunderstood my words when I said that Liverpool almost won the Premier League thanks to Luis Suarez. I just wanted to demonstrate the significance of Luis Suarez on the pitch. I wasn’t going against Liverpool.”