Liverpool braced for Bayern Munich interest in Suarez

Liverpool are readying themselves for intense interest in Luis Suarez from Champions League finalists Bayern Munich, the Daily Mirror has reported, with incoming manager Pep Guardiola an admirer of the Uruguayan.

Suarez is currently in the middle of a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic – with the suspension to run into the early stages of next season – but despite his transgression Liverpool want to keep hold of the former Ajax forward.

Bayern are interested in taking Suarez to the Bundesliga but the player is aware that if he wants to make the move, he would have to issue a formal transfer request, firmly painting him as the force behind the transfer and not as the club actively trying to sell a player who remains immensely popular among the Anfield faithful.

Moving to Merseyside in January 2011, Suarez has gone on to score 51 goals in 96 games for the Reds, including 30 in the season just ended – despite it ending earlier for Suarez after the incident with Ivanovic, the Chelsea defender.

Liverpool have repeatedly confirmed they are not interested in selling Suarez, although the Mirror adds that manager Brendan Rodgers recently admitted there is a price Bayern could pay that would force the club into acquiescing to the sale.

Listen, every player has their price but there’s certainly no pressure for the club to sell him. We’re trying to build that bit of quality so he’s not for sale,” Rodgers confirmed. He went on to say: “People will want to take him, but I think we all recognise how integral he is. The owners have been absolutely unequivocal in their resolve in terms of wanting to keep him.

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