Jamie Carragher remains confident that Liverpool stand a good chance of keeping Luis Suarez.

Suarez, 26, has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield to Real Madrid this summer with reports on Thursday claiming that the Uruguay international has already set up a transfer to the Spanish giants.

But in an interview with ITV, Carragher says that Liverpool have to expect interest in their top stars, especially someone who he believes was the best player in the Premier League last season.

"I think he might stay. Some big clubs will be interested in him because he is such a top player and that is something we have to accept," Carragher said of his former team-mate.

"We can't complain about that, we bought him off Ajax. He signed a contract last summer and he has a few years left and hopefully we can keep him.

"He is very important. He was probably the best player in the Premier League last season and you want to be keeping your best players, which is what he is."

Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler hopes the managerial changes at three of England's top four clubs this summer give the Reds an extra advantage in their attempts to challenge for Champions League qualification.