The head of the Premier League is glad to see Luis Suarez leave English football, describing the Uruguay striker as "an accident waiting to happen".
Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the world's most lucrative league, says Suarez is a great player but "he's done his time here and I can't say I'm sorry to see him go".
Suarez was voted player of the year by both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' Association last season after scoring 31 goals in 33 Premier League games for the Reds.
Liverpool sold Suarez to Barcelona for $130 million in July, soon after the player was given a four-month worldwide ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup.
"I can't say that I'm sorry to see him go," Scudamore said. "He's a great player and I'm not taking anything away from his talents but an accident waiting to happen - you are always waiting for the next thing to come along.
"And this one, in the summer, although it was with Uruguay, although at the World Cup, although it didn't directly involve the Premier League - clearly, Liverpool, as one of our great clubs, it reflected on them and it reflected on us.
"It was good business on a number of levels for Liverpool to move Luis Suarez on."
Suarez previously served two long suspensions for the same offense, once in the Premier League after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, and been banned for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
Source: Al Jazeera and agencies