Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he remains in regular contact with controversial striker Luis Suarez, Sky
Rodgers acknowledged the speculation about the 26-year-old while also discussing his communication with Suarez and the value that he brings to his side, explaining to talkSport: “We communicate in some way nearly every day either through text or conversations. Over the course of the last few months and towards the end of the season there has been a lot of speculation with Luis, but the fact is it remains the same.
“We value the player. He had a terrific season for us last year and showed his qualities. Since then I’ve been in communication with him through texts and conversations on the phone and it [the situation] is pretty much the same. He is a valued player. He is an absolute magician on the field.”
Frustration with his treatment by the English media after several incidents on the field is the main reason Suarez has cited for being unsettled. He is currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez has admitted that a move to Real Madrid would be tempting for him, although Arsenal are said to have had a bid in the region of £30m turned down, but Rodgers appears intent on keeping Suarez, who has three years remaining on his contract.
He added: “At the minute he is on a break, he is relaxing with his family. We are in constant communication. He has got three years left on his contract, we don’t want to sell him, and we hope everything will be fine for the summer.”
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