Rodgers Gives Suarez Update After Striker Returns To Train With Squad

By on July 22, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Brendan Rodgers has given an update on Luis Suarez.

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Brendan Rodgers fully expects Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool despite the player hinting he wants out of Anfield amid interest from Arsenal, according to the Telegraph.

The Uruguayan has been given extended leave after taking part in the Confederations Cup last month but has given several interviews back in his homeland over the last few few weeks where he’s given clear indications he wants to leave Liverpool this summer.

Arsenal saw an opening bid of £30m rejected earlier this month but are expected to go back in with an improved offer soon with Arsene Wenger seemingly confident he can lure the controversial hitman to the Emirates.

Suarez has now linked-up with the rest of the Liverpool squad in Melbourne and took part in his first training session on Monday morning, and boss Brendan Rodgers claims that while he’s yet to hold any face-to-face talks, he fully expects the striker to remain at Anfield despite all the speculation over his future.

“I haven’t had it (talks with Suárez) yet,” Rodgers said. “We only arrived late last night, he arrived earlier than the rest of us, but as we have always been as a club, I am quite relaxed about it.

“Luis is here as expected, he is an integral part of squad and we will chat at some stage.

“He will train today and we will communicate over next few weeks, but we have spoken quite a lot of the summer.

“We will chat more today, but he is a Liverpool player and he will be part of the group. You could see his closeness with squad last night.

“Do I expect him to stay? Very much so. A lot has been said in the off-season, but the reality is that he is very much a player of importance.

“Every player has a value and a worth, but it doesn’t mean we are going to sell him.” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Melbourne Victory on Wednesday and Rodgers confirmed Suarez will play some part in the game. When asked if the 26-year-old will feature, he said:

“Absolutely,” Rodgers said. “He has reported back for training and had a good rest.

“The players are not quite up to 90 minutes yet, in Indonesia on Saturday I played a team for about 60 minutes and looked to make changes, but all players will be involved and have some part to play because it is about our preparation.”

Suarez’s future could become a little clearer later today as Rodgers is expected to meet with the player to hold face-to-face talks. How those discussions go or what Suarez’s intentions are remains to be seen. Will the striker confirm in person that he wants to leave? Will Rodgers tell him he won’t be sold at any price? Or will an amicable solution be agreed? We’ll have to wait and find out.

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Do you think Suarez will leave Liverpool this summer, or will he be forced to stay at the club? Share your views below.

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9 Comments

  1. rex melly emma

    July 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

    wenger should sign suarez with no hestitation,this is a hissh hé to wakè up!

  2. rex melly emma

    July 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

    i mean it a time he has to wake up!!

  3. kamorudeen olamide

    July 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I hope luis suarez stays for a season more and ask red to sign players he is sure will put red in top four next season, then if they fail to do so, he will surely be justify for leaving. suarez we liverpool fans need u for 1 season more.

    moyes is foolish to the last extent, he want to leave rooney for one season injury free vanpersie. I assure u if rooney leave man u will regret it for 3 season. vanpersie will soon be injured and man u season will end just like that

  4. laudgunner

    July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Rogers shd find out how Suarez was transferred from Groningen to Ajax…. I dun think he knows the boy really well. He wd definately leave

  5. Morgan henry

    July 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

    am really tired of all these wenger, Suarez news, we all know this is a joke from Arsenal….

  6. Kushrite

    July 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Now I had enough lies about these transfer news, Wenger is always like that he will endup with only french kid. If I were to choose geting huguin should first b/c Real madrid may use huguin sale for saurez and Arsenal endup empity hand.

  7. Santigie kamra

    July 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I sure that wenger is just keeding or jocking that he will sign luis suarez.

  8. Ohagreg

    July 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

    well the truth about the whole matter is that, Wenger we know will not buy Lius Suares more than 30m and he will never buy Gozalo Higuen more than 25m. So for him to get any of these player, unless the club will consider him. He has no value for money on player. What is holding Julio Cesar transfer to arsenal is personal terms. He does not want to spend. Wenger why? Please leave before kill this club for us. Up gunners.

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