Real interest on the rise, but Rodgers insists Luis Suarez will stay at Liverpool
Luis Suarez appears to be moving towards an imminent move to Real Madrid this summer, but no according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Anfield boss believes the club is “in complete control” over the situation and has confirmed that Luis Suarez has yet to play a role in the rejuvenation of Liverpool.
The notorious 26-year-old Uruguayan striker has already expressed desire to move out of England because of harsh treatment by the Football Association and the English media and has admitted that an offer from Real Madrid will be too big to turn down.
Luis Suarez has infuriated a large section of Liverpool supporters with such statements, which suggests he must have packed his bags by now. Real Madrid, who are being rivaled by Bayern Munich for Luis Suarez’s are expected to offer a big deal for the Uruguay international, although no official bid has yet been announced.
The signing of Daniel Sturridge, Luis Alberto, Phillipe Coutinho, Iago Aspas and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can help fill in the void left Luis Suarez, but Brendan Rodgers is adamant about the striker staying put at Anfield.
“The club is in complete control of the situation and for me, there is no change,” Brendan Rodgers told talkSPORT. “I'm quite relaxed about it. We are in a situation where we've got a player who we don't want to lose. We're trying to build something here and he's a very important part of that and because of the type of player he is he will always give his best.”
Brendan Rodgers claims Luis Suarez greatly appreciates the massive support he has received by the supporters and fans during his two-and-a-half-year spell at the club. Brendan Rodgers insists that he will only decide about the future of Luis Suarez once he is able to have a face to face conversation with the striker.
“I will always listen to players,” Brendan Rodgers said. “I always work closely with players and listen to their point of view but the biggest word is with the club. Sometimes interviews get put out there and highlighted, but parts of Luis' interviews have been about how much he loves Liverpool, but of course that doesn't get highlighted.
“What I know is that the support Luis has had from the people here in Liverpool, the city and the football club, has been phenomenal and I know he feels that and respects that.”