Brendan Rodgers braced for bids from Barca and Madrid.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is setting himself up to reject any formal offers for his superstar striker Luis Suarez this summer, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Northern Irishman is set to speak to Suarez straight after he comes back from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will reiterate the Reds’ stance to keep him no matter how big an offer comes their way this summer.
Although Liverpool can make a fortune and reinvest in the squad if they sell Suarez, Rodgers is aware of the repercussions of losing a world-class player like the Uruguayan and will try his best to keep the former Ajax man at Anfield.
Liverpool having qualified for the Champions League and also having contested for the Premier League title last season will work in their favour as they are now confident of convincing 27-year-old Suarez that his talents can be best expressed and utilised at Anfield, where the Reds’ team is built around him.
The South American is currently embroiled in controversy once again after appearing to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in his nation’s final World Cup match on Tuesday.
Suarez received a 10-match ban in 2013 for a similar incident involving Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
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