Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers won’t rush Luis Suarez deal

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers insists the Reds aren't in "any rush" to offer Luis Suárez a new deal

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has scored 17 goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are not in “any rush” to offer Luis Suarez a new deal.

The Reds were reported to be prepared to pay the Uruguayan a club-record £200,000-a-week in an attempt to counter any big-money offers in January.

I don’t think there’s any rush at this moment in time with anything on that

Brendan Rodgers

The 26-year-old has been in sparkling form for Liverpool this season, scoring 17 goals in 10 Premier League appearances.

But Liverpool manager Rodgers insists he is relaxed about the striker’s long-term future at Anfield.

“There’s nothing to report on that. At the moment he is just focusing on his football,” said Rodgers.

“That [the contract] will all take care of itself, I don’t think there’s any rush at this moment in time with anything on that.

“Of course, he is a player we would want to keep here and build a team around over the coming years.”

Rodgers added that Suarez has matured since receiving a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield in April.

“It is part of life that you mature. The ban hit him really hard last time,” added Rodgers.

“He is a player that any manager in the world would want in the team for his determination and quality.

“But I have got to know him as a human being as well. He is a really humble man who has this unique desire to win games.

“He has had his difficult moments and we have had difficult moments with him, but he is a great guy and he is really coming to the fore in this period.

“He has been outstanding.”

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