Luis Suarez will remain at Liverpool next season
Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre claims the Reds have no intentions of selling Luis Suarez this summer. Ian Ayre insists the Uruguayan is pivotal to Liverpool’s attempt to re-establishing themselves in the top-flight of football.
In spite of rumors suggesting Luis Suarez could move out of Anfield during the upcoming transfer window, Liverpool’s management is sure they will able to secure the services of their crown jewel.
Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez will remain at Anfield as the Merseyside club aim for Champions League next season. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez is loyal to the Reds and wants to play a pivotal in bringing Champions League action back to Liverpool.
“I remember when they bought the team, (owner) John (W. Henry) made a comment in the media: We don't want to just build a team to win but to keep winning. To do that you have to have a number of world-class players on your team,” Ian Ayre told Sports Illustrated.
“To play at the highest level in the Premier League and European soccer, you need players like Luis and Steven Gerrard on your team. So the last thing in our mind is selling Luis Suarez. He's not for sale. It's not something we're interested in.”
Luis Suarez has been the cornerstone of the success Liverpool has achieved this season. The 25-year-old Uruguayan international is the leading goalscorer with 22 goals in the Premier League, which means he is in contention for the Golden boot. Overall, Luis Suarez has 29 goals and 10 assists under his belt.
Liverpool have been able to capture a couple of talented players during the past year, including Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge. Players as such have given Liverpool tons of hope in planned resurgence for next season.
The arrival of fresh blood has been tainted by a couple of under-performing recruits as well, such as Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen. Ian Ayre believes a recent shift in scouting and player recognition has helped Liverpool bring talented players to Anfield.
“We were very pleased with the most recent window in January with Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge,” Ian Ayre added. “It's a combination of skills and people and processes that bring us to what we're trying to achieve.
“I think the fundamental shift particularly around player acquisitions and disposals was that we took the view that it needs to be more of a science. Your biggest expenditure line can't be the whim of any individual.
“It's a combination of old-school scouting and watching players - and that's Brendan [Rodgers], his assistants, our scouts - with statistical analysis of players across Europe and the rest of the world.
“I think we've had relatively good success since we deployed that methodology. We're getting better all the time. Just as you think our football is getting better, our transfer activity is getting better.”