Rodgers reveals that the striker is training on his own but going nowhere.
There has been a development in the ongoing transfer saga of Arsenal target Luis Suarez as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the forward is not for sale.
Whilst Rodgers has admitted that Suarez has been training on his own, the Northern Irishman also reveals that the 26-year-old will be frozen out until the Uruguayan accepts he’s not leaving.
“Luis is training on his own and he understands totally where we’re coming from,” the boss told Sky Sports News.
“It’s been a difficult period for him but it’s my job to protect the group. Once he’s back with the spirit he’ll rejoin the group.
“We’re quite calm. The club is in control of the situation. We’ve got no inclination to sell and we’ve been strong on that.
“There will come a point where he’ll recognise the club is not going to sell and the he goes onto the pitch and he’ll give 100 per cent.”
The striker is on Merseyside by himself whilst the rest of the Reds squad is in Dublin for a pre-season friendly with Celtic and that is how the situation will remain until the South American shows some more professionalism.
Whilst Liverpool fans will be pleased to hear the club are taking a strong stance with the Uruguay international, it will be interesting to see how the Kop reacts to Suarez after showing the attacker so much loyalty.
The striker has experienced some controversial times in England since making a move from Ajax in January 2011, receiving two lengthy bans for first racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and then biting Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea last term.
Yet with 23 Premier League and some truly world class performances in 2012/13, both Rodgers and the supporters will be hoping Suarez accepts the decision sooner rather than later.