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
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
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.”