Luis Suarez is going nowhere says club hierarchy…
Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will not be sold this summer, the clubs manager and owner have again reiterated, reports The Daily Mail.
The striker has pulled out of Liverpool’s friendly squad that are due to face Valerenga on Wednesday due to a foot injury, and reports have indicated that the forward does not want to take part in any more friendlies until his future is decided.
Brendan Rodgers, has again reiterated that he wants the striker to stay at the club.
“Luis picked up an injury in the open training session at Anfield on Monday and along with a number of other players, we decided this game was too much of a risk for him,” Rodgers said on arrival in Oslo.
“I will tell you what I have been saying about him all summer. He is an incredible player. On the field he is a fighter. He wants to win and he showed that last season. We have had a couple of bids from one club, which has been nowhere near the valuation of what he is worth,” added the Reds boss.
“This is a football club and a city that has stood by him in some of the darkest moments of his career. I have a responsibility to look after all the players.”
Liverpool’s owner John W. Henry, who famously asked Arsenal ‘What are you smoking?’, in relation to their strange £40m plus £1 Suarez bid, has backed his manager up.
He is attending his first match in charge for over a year, and has assured fans that Liverpool are a buying, not a selling club.
“I don’t know why people ask us if we are selling the club or the best players because we are not,” said the American owner.
“We like to buy stuff, not to sell. We are not selling our best player.”
Suarez scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Reds last term, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the league. His desperation to play Champions League football though may force him into handing a transfer request, as his club seem completely unwilling to do business.