Suarez accepts Liverpool stance on Arsenal bids, says Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that Luis Suarez understands the club’s rejection of bids for the Uruguayan, reports Sky Sports.

The future of the 26-year-old striker has been under severe uncertainty all summer, with Suarez expressing a wish to leave Anfield. Arsenal have made two formal offers for the forward, the latest a well-publicised £40m plus £1 bid, ensuring Suarez had to be informed of the offer in an attempt to trigger a sale clause.

Liverpool are refusing to loosen their grip on Suarez, with the transfer period set to finish at the end of August. This gives the Gunners exactly a month to consider making a higher offer than the previous bid, which already exceeds the Arsenal club record for a transfer. Real Madrid are also reported to be interested in the striker.

But Rodgers states that Suarez, who has another six games to serve of his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last April, is content with the situation,

Luis is happy. He totally understands the club’s point of view. He’s in a difficult position in terms of not being able to play because of his suspension,” Rodgers said.

But he’s working hard and remains part of the group. He hasn’t been moping about. It’s obviously difficult when you come back after a break but he has settled in and has been working well. He needs to get up to speed and we will continue to work to get all the players ready for the first game of the season.

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