Luis Suárez very much a Liverpool player, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suárez is still very much a Reds player unless something "drastic" happens

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Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers has insisted Luis Suárez is still “very much a Liverpool player” despite ongoing speculation surrounding the striker’s Reds future.

The Uruguay international has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer after expressing a desire to have a change of environment.

But Rodgers is adamant Suárez, who scored 23 Premier League goals last season, will be staying at Liverpool unless something “drastic” happens.

“Luis Suarez is a wonderful player and he is still very much a Liverpool player,” Rodgers told Liverpool Echo.

“No matter who the player is, nobody is bigger than Liverpool Football Club.

“Luis is a very important member of this squad and I am looking forward to working with him
again this season after he had such a fantastic season.

“There has been lots of speculation about Luis moving to another club but, as I said, he is very much a Liverpool player.

“We had an offer that was nowhere near what we value him at. He’s one of the top strikers in the world.

“Of course he wants to work and play at the top level. But unless something drastic happens, he will be staying here.

“He has got three years left on his contract. We are looking forward to him helping us get into the Champions League spots.

“That’s a competition we are fighting to get into. The great name and history of Liverpool dictates it should be in that competition.

“It is difficult these days with the finance some clubs have but I believe that we will put up a great fight this season. Let’s hope we can get back to where we belong.”

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