Rodgers asks Suarez to apologize to teammates and fans to continue career at Liverpool
Liverpool are making sure all door are closed for Luis Suarez’s away move. Arsenal are slowly backing up. According to reports, Arsene Wenger’s interest in Suarez is slowly dying, but Oliver Giroud’s impressive form is also believed to be a reason behind it. It appears as if Suarez might be tied to Liverpool for another season, but there are no first-team promises unless the Uruguay international issues an apology.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has asked Suarez to apologize to the team and the club’s fans if he wants to play once again for the Merseyside club. Rodgers believes Suarez should repay the faith Liverpool have shown in him since signing him from Ajax in 2011.
Following a week that saw Suarez accuse Liverpool and Rodgers of breaking their promise of letting him go, it is still not clear whether the 26-year-old striker will remain at Anfield or move out of the club.
Suarez’s future remains under a cloud, but it won’t wrong to suggest that the striker might have been too emphatic about his desire to leave Liverpool. Suarez has been widely condemned for going public about his transfer saga.
Talking to reporters in Dublin after Liverpool faced a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic on Saturday, Rodgers called for Suarez to apologize to his “teammates and the club”.
“There are a couple of things Luis can do and initially there will be a recognition that (there needs to be) an apology to his teammates and the club,” Rodgers said.
“When we get that commitment back from him that he’s ready to fight as he always has done. Luis Suarez has fought tirelessly for this club from day one so when I see he’s not the same Luis Suarez I have to protect the fans and the players of this club because they deserve more than that.
“He has spent some days working on his own. The group has been separate to that and working very hard. When he returns from his international trip next week we will take it from there.”
Liverpool’s owner John W. Henry has also announced that Suarez will not be sold to any club this summer. This new development has further decreased Suarez’s chances of moving out of Liverpool.