Reds chairman says Suarez is going nowhere…
Liverpool joint chairman Tom Werner has lavished praise on his club’s star striker Luis Suarez, and has promised fans that he hopes to keep him at Anfield beyond this season, he told the Mirror.
Since his return from suspension, Suarez has fitted seamlessly back into Liverpool’s table topping side, scoring three goals in two Premier League matches, and linking up with Daniel Sturridge brilliantly.
His form has not gone unnoticed over the pond in America, and Werner thinks his 26-year-old Uruguayan forward is now recognised as a global superstar.
“He is one of the great players of the world and we felt we would be a strong club with him than without him,” said the 63-year-old American.
“I respect his desire to play Champions League, but it would be a happy day if next May we finish in top four and he’s a part of it.”
This summer, Arsenal made repeated attempts to sign Suarez after he publicly declared he wanted to leave, but the Reds hierarchy flatly refused to sell to a Premier League rival. While Suarez was at first annoyed by this, his manager Brendan Rodgers handled the sticky situation very well – and now has at least one more season to get the best out of the enigmatic striker.
“It is our intention to keep him for a long while,” Werner continued.
“It is our intention to build a winning club and he is integral to that. The past is the past, and I have great affection for him personally,” added the Reds chairman.