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Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge said he could "see the logic" in the club letting Luis Suarez leave after he was hit with a four-month ban for biting a player at the World Cup.
Some Liverpool supporters were not overly distressed at the move either - one fan told ITV News he "didn't want him" at the club anyway, while another said he was "not a good role model".
'On an emotional day for me would just like to say what a pleasure it has been playing with an amazing talent such as Luis. I would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution on the pitch and to wish him and his family all the best on his new adventure in Spain'
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has issued a heartfelt message praising Luis Suarez as an "amazing talent" and a "legend" at the club.
The England international wrote the message on his Instagram account following the news of Suarez's move to Spanish side Barcelona.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said the club only accepted Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona "with great reluctance".
In a statement on the Liverpool website, Rodgers said: "The club have done all they can over a sustained period of time to try to keep Luis at Liverpool."
"It is with great reluctance and following lengthy discussions we have eventually agreed to his wishes to move to Spain for new experiences and challenges. We wish him and his young family well; we will always consider them to be friends."
Rodgers described Suarez as a "special talent", but said despite his departure the club would "improve the team further and...be stronger for this coming season".
Suarez said it had always been a dream and ambition of his to play in Spain and he asked Liverpool fans to understand his decision.
Barcelona have welcomed their new signing, Luis Suarez, to the club.
It is believed the controversial striker has been signed for £75 million.
Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player.
BREAKING: Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona.
More to follow.