He’s happy at Liverpool! Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suárez will stay
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is confident Luis Suárez will stay after the striker scored a hat-trick at Wigan Athletic
Brendan Rodgers says he is confident Luis Suárez will still at Liverpool beyond the summer.
The 26-year-old scored his second Premier League hat-trick of the season in a 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday.
Suárez is now the top scorer in the league with 21 strikes, ahead of Manchester United’s Robin van Persie, and the Uruguayan became only the third Liverpool player to score 20 league goals in a season.
With speculation ongoing about Suárez’s future amid reported interest from Bayern Munich, Rodgers insists the South American forward is happy at the Reds even though a fourth-place finish is looking unlikely.
“It’s hard to say it’s not important. Top players want to play at the top level but he’s got a real affinity here within the players. He’s a real leader within the group,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s site.
“The supporters adore him, he loves the city of Liverpool, he loves being here and he genuinely sees there’s a bright future for us.
“It would have been easy for him last summer to have walked out, but he didn’t. He’s very happy.
“Of course, we know all players want to play at the top level, but hopefully he can see that for us over the next couple of years.
“I am very confident we can keep making the strides forward and keep adding quality to our group and eventually we can get there.
“I don’t have any issues with Luis at all on this matter. I sit here with great confidence that he’ll stay.
“There will always be interest in top players, and he’s a world-class player, there’s absolutely no question about that.
“I speak regularly with Luis and I had a good meeting with his agent a couple of weeks ago, who expressed it from his perspective as well how happy the player is and how much he wants to be a part of the vision here going forward.”