Friday, July 19, 2013

Rodgers Adamant Over Suarez

Brendan Rodgers has warned potential suitors that Luis Suarez will not be going anywhere this summer ‘unless something drastic happens’.

Suarez has left no one in doubt about his desire to leave Anfield but Liverpool have made it abundantly clear that the striker is not for sale by rejecting an offer from Arsenal for the Uruguay international.

While Suarez would be willing to consider a move to another Premier League club, Rodgers is not prepared to sell and fully expects him to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future.

“Luis Suarez is a wonderful player and he is still very much a Liverpool player,” Suarez told reporters at a press conference in Jakarta.

“No matter who the player is, nobody is bigger than Liverpool Football Club.

“Luis is a very important member of this squad and I am looking forward to working with him again this season after he had such a fantastic season.

“There has been lots of speculation about Luis moving to another club but, as I said, he is very much a Liverpool player.

“We had an offer that was nowhere near what we value him at. He’s one of the top strikers in the world.

“Of course he wants to work and play at the top level. But unless something drastic happens, he will be staying here.

“He has got three years left on his contract. We are looking forward to him helping us get into the Champions League spots.

“That’s a competition we are fighting to get into. The great name and history of Liverpool dictates we should be in that competition.

“It is difficult these days with the finance some clubs have but I believe that we will put up a great fight this season. Let’s hope we can get back to where we belong.”

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