Luis Suarez u-turns on the u-turn…
Luis Suarez has denied making comments attributed to him that stated he wanted to remain at Liverpool, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Liverpool fans breathed a sigh of relief earlier on Wednesday, as the never-ending transfer saga looked like it was coming to a close.
The Arsenal target had been quoted earlier on Wednesday as telling Uruguayan newspaper El Observador that he would stay with Liverpool, because of the affection the fans have shown in the last few weeks.
Reds fans should stop their celebrations now though, as Suarez has denied ever making the comments.
“I didn’t say that, maybe someone else did and the main thing is that I am here now with the national team,” Japan’s Kyodo News quoted him as saying.
With no official comment from the club, it seems that fans of both Arsenal and Liverpool should take comments from the Uruguayan newspaper with a pinch of salt. The latest official word from Liverpool was they were still refusing to sell the 26-year-old striker, and manager Brendan Rodgers was expecting an apology from Suarez for his disrespectful attitude towards the club.
With no apology forthcoming, it appears that the player and the club are once again at a stalemate: the striker doesn’t want to play for a club not in the Champions League, but Liverpool will refuse to sell him to a Premier League side – with Arsenal the only club to have made a bid.