Liverpool transfers: No Luis Suárez agreement, insists Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers says the Reds haven't agreed with Luis Suarez that he can leave if they don't finish in top four
Brendan Rodgers has rubbished claims that Liverpool have agreed with Luis Suarez that he can leave if the Reds don’t finish in the top four.
The Reds fended off interest from Premier League leaders Arsenal during the summer transfer window despite Suarez indicating his interest in a potential move to the north London side.
The Uruguay international has scored eight times in six top-flight outings since returning from a 10-game ban, helping Liverpool climb up to second in the Premier League table.
And Reds boss Rodgers is adamant the Reds haven’t made any agreements with the South American surrounding his future beyond the summer.
“There is nothing in place. [Suarez] is very important but it’s the team that will get us there, not one player,” Rodgers told ESPN.
“For me, Luis Suarez is as important as maybe the guy who is 13th or 14th man, because he’s the guy that pushes every day to be the best he can and that helps everyone else.
“Luis is very important but the most important thing for me is to protect the team ethos.”
Rodgers also expressed his confidence that Suarez will remain at Liverpool beyond the January transfer window amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
“I believe so. There’s no club that is bigger than Liverpool… I think Luis now respects that decision because he’s very happy here, and improving all the time.”