Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez “very much” a Liverpool player

Posted by - July 18, 2013 - Liverpool, Transfer News and Gossip

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says star striker Luis Suarez is not for sale.

Speaking a press conference in Jakarta during the club’s tour of Asia, the Reds boss confirmed that Arsenal’s bid of £30m remains the only offer for the Uruguayan – and that is nowhere near the value Liverpool place on Suarez.

He said: “Luis Suarez is a wonderful player and he is still very much a Liverpool player.

“No matter who the player is, nobody is bigger than Liverpool Football Club.

“Luis is a very important member of this squad and I am looking forward to working with him again this season after he had such a fantastic season.

“There has been lots of speculation about Luis moving to another club but, as I said, he is very much a Liverpool player.

“We had an offer that was nowhere near what we value him at. He’s one of the top strikers in the world.

“Of course he wants to work and play at the top level. But unless something drastic happens, he will be staying here.

“He has got three years left on his contract. We are looking forward to him helping us get into the Champions League spots.

“That’s a competition we are fighting to get into. The great name and history of Liverpool dictates it should be in that competition.

“It is difficult these days with the finance some clubs have but I believe that we will put up a great fight this season. Let’s hope we can get back to where we belong.”