Rodgers still hopeful of reuniting Liverpool and Suarez
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers still has hope in Luis Suarez. The Anfield boss believe Liverpool and Suarez can reconcile their differences and once again work together, even though the coveted Uruguayan striker has refused to apologize for his attempts to move out of the club.
Suarez has shown no fear or remorse in coming out with the details of his transfer saga. As a matter of fact the 26-year-old has actively discussed his deteriorating relationship with Liverpool and has been in constant touch with Arsenal over his potential move.
Liverpool owner John W. Henry has ruled out the sale of Suarez, a stance shared by the club’s board. However, even such rulings have failed to convince Suarez into extending his stay at Liverpool.
According to report Suarez is still as adamant as ever about moving away from Anfield. Meanwhile, Rodgers believes Suarez still has a future with Liverpool, a future that can help acquire many great things, but for that to happen the Uruguay international must remain committed.
“It is something that we have to do everything we can to fix,” Rodgers told Liverpool official website. “If we have got to sit and wait, then so be it. But this is a club that has got great values, and we hope that the situation can be resolved amicably, and I am sure it will be.
“There has been a lot said and a lot reported, and we have made a stance, as a club and as a manager, of the commitment and the standards required. If you don't have that commitment and those standards, then you won't play. It's as simple as that.
“There's no problem between me and him -- it is quite calm. But obviously I have got to respect the club and the team. It doesn't matter who you are, if they're not pulling their weight then they are letting down the club, the city and everyone who has stood by them. So until I get that assurance that we are going to get nothing but 100% commitment, then there will be no solution.”
Arsenal have admitted has become increasingly hard for them to sign Suarez, although the negotiations with Liverpool are still amicable. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has agreed to spend £40 million on Suarez, but his second attempt at signing the former Ajax player has been turned down as well. Nonetheless, the Gunners could steal the world class striker with a bigger bid.