Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Luis Saurez claims he’s happy at Liverpool.
City have denied these reports and claimed it’s Liverpool who are trying to create a market for the striker’s sale. However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers quickly moved to deny these reports insisting the Merseysiders had no intention of selling their star striker and were only focused on bringing players to the club when the transfer window reopens.
Now the player himself has insisted he and his family are happy at Liverpool and he hopes to remain at Anfield for many years to come. Suarez told Liverpoolfc.com:
“I have a very long contract here and it’s a dream come true to be playing at a club like Liverpool.
“Now I’m here it’s all about enjoying myself and trying to be here for as many years as I can, because I’m at a club where I’m very happy, my family is happy, I’ve got fantastic team-mates and a manager from whom I’m learning so much.
“As a player, it’s vital to have the backing of your manager and so I think that the confidence Brendan is showing in myself and the team as a whole is very important and it’s down to us to repay that trust out there on the pitch.
“Let’s hope we can keep improving. I’m working well and I’m very happy at a club where I’ve always wanted to be. At a club to whom I’m very grateful for the trust everyone is showing in me, a club with amazing supporters and team-mates who are all great people.
“The other important thing is that the squad is very united. In spite of not getting the results we would have liked, we have a great spirit of togetherness and let’s hope we can continue to pick up points.”
The Uruguayan international has never shown any signs of discontent at Liverpool and had four years remaining on his contract when he signed an extension in the summer, so City have little chance of prizing him away should they make an attempt.
But do you think that will stop them? Will the speculation now stop? Probably not.