Liverpool legend John Aldridge has urged his former club to ditch plans to offer Luis Suarez a new contract.

Suarez who had asked for a move away from Anfield over the summer was subject of intense interest from both Arsenal and Real Madrid.

But despite pushing for the switch he eventually stayed put and reports last week suggested the Reds are set to tie him down to a new long-term contract.

However Kop Hero Aldridge has hit out at the idea and says Suarez should not be rewarded for wanting to leave.

‘Suarez was very keen to leave Liverpool in the summer and I have no doubt that he will look to get away once again’ said Aldridge.

‘So why try and get him to commit to the club now so soon after he did the dirty on them with his bid to join Arsenal?

‘Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre may have told the media he would consider a new contract for Suarez in a bid to dampen down any fresh speculation over the future of the striker.

‘But if Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League once again I’m sure Suarez will want to leave and I would advise my old club to get as much money for him as possible and rebuild the team with the new funds.’