Suarez would regret leaving Liverpool for Arsenal, says Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has warned Luis Suarez that he would regret leaving Liverpool for Arsenal, Sky Sports has reported.

Rodgers added that he believes Suarez should understand what he is trying to achieve at Anfield and recognise it would not be a step forward to move to the Gunners now, even though Arsenal are in the Champions League.

I know what we are trying to build and grow, so why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal?” Rodgers said, adding: “I am not sure that it adds up, to be honest.

Arsenal have a wonderful history in their own right but Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Arsene Wenger has made a number of offers for Suarez, the most recent coming in at £40m+£1 in an effort to trigger a clause believed to be stipulated in the Uruguayan’s contract that says Liverpool must now inform Suarez of Arsenal’s interest.

Rodgers went on to say that he understands the interest from Arsenal has put Suarez in a compromising position. “It is difficult for Luis, I understand that. If a team wants you, it can be difficult,” the former Swansea boss said. “I am sure Luis will have seen the sheer size and status of the club here, so we’ll just see how it goes. But it is not something we want to run on for too long.

When asked if he thought Suarez would be making a mistake in heading to the Emirates Stadium, Rodgers’ response was unequivocal: “One hundred per cent.

He has been given a team built around him. I made some big calls to make it work to suit his strengths. It is no coincidence that he had a great season, apart from the end bit, and we would love to have him to continue the next phase,” Rodgers said.

Suarez will sit out the first six games of the season regardless of the club he is contracted to after receiving a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic last season. He served four games of the suspension at the tail end of the campaign.

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