Rodgers warns Liverpool must match Suarez’s ambition

Brendan Rodgers has insisted he has no intention of selling Luis Suarez after mooted interest in the striker from Manchester City, but the Liverpool manager has stressed that the club must keep pace with the Uruguayan’s ambition or risk losing their talismanic forward, according to the Daily Mirror.

Suarez put pen to paper on a four-year, £120,000 per week contract in the summer and has publically distanced himself from a move to the Premier League champions, but Rodgers has been clear in his belief that Liverpool need to compete for trophies to make sure they can not only retain the likes of Suarez but also add more players of his calibre.

Rodgers said: “That’s the club in terms of how we go forward. This is an incredible club to be involved with. Hopefully over the coming years we can return to that level where the players here were, winning things, and players will want to come here.

Last season, under Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool won the League Cup – their first trophy in six years – and reached the final of the FA Cup, where they were beaten by Chelsea. It was not enough to save the Scot’s job, however, as a more difficult league programme, that saw Liverpool finish in eighth, brought about the end of the manager’s second spell in charge and paved the way for the appointment of Rodgers.

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