Reds confident of keeping Suarez
Luis Suarez will stay at Liverpool, according to Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can fend off any interest in Luis Suarez.
Italian champions Juventus are reportedly ready to make a move for the Uruguay international if they get any indication he is not entirely happy on Merseyside, but Rodgers is adamant the 25-year-old wants to be part of his new regime and the club are certainly keen to tie him down to a new deal.
"He's really looking forward to being here and we are obviously hoping that we can get him on to another new contract. He's really looking forward to the new season," said the Reds manager.
Suarez had a difficult time last season having been banned for eight matches after the race row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, and he may be absent for Liverpool's pre-season tour to the United States as there is a good chance the striker will be part of Uruguay's Olympics side.
However, the former Swansea boss will take that prospect in his stride.
"As a manager you want all your players in and together but there will be a number of players away for that (the Olympics)," he told talkSPORT. "The most important thing is to get fit. If he is in the Olympics he will be doing pre-season with the Olympic squad."
Rodgers has still to make his first signing since taking over from Kenny Dalglish a month ago, although the club have not given up on Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson - whom he had on loan at Swansea last season - despite Tottenham appearing to have jumped to the front of the queue by reportedly agreeing to meet the 22-year-old's wage demands.
But there are not wholesale changes within the squad, despite them finishing eighth last season.
"I'm looking forward to bringing in three or four players that can really affect the group," added Rodgers. "I've got a wonderful group of players here at the moment.
"I read every day players that are linked with here and unfortunately, especially for the supporters, it's a difficult time because you've got agents linking players with Liverpool just purely because it's great for them to be linked with such an institution of a club. But the reality is there are very few players who can come and make a difference to Liverpool."
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Cant' believe this racist crap is still going around. We all know he is not a racist, he just had a moment of stupidity and i think everyone can relate to that, no one is perfect.
I can't see him going this summer, he will be playing for Liverpool again next season. Rodgers has only taken over a few weeks ago and the euro's has only just finished so he needs to evaluate what he has at the club. It has been weel publicised that he will be getting about 100million to spend so expect activity in the coming weeks. Its going to be an interesting transfer window for many clubs.
everyone will be adding this season and some more than others obviously on their needs ,it keeps all of us intrested until the season starts ,and the banter rolls into full swing ,looking forward to it ,rogers is a young manager and will bring his own brand of style and player into the club and will want to keep suarez ,regardless of all the opinion that follows him around and will probably in some quarters never stop ,
Tiley, why do sad people come on here and b*tch without saying anything constructive? Look in the mirror and find the definition of sad looking straight back at you.
Paul. You mean Suarez seems like a winner so doesn't fir Liverpool's 'travails'?
Anthony Salmon. Rodgers is from Northern Ireland you pratt.
As a neutral I am looking forward to seeing Liverpool develop well this season. I believe Brendan Rodgers will turn out to be a great appointment. I also believe the new American owners are clever people and will make the right decisions for Liverpool FC including giving Rodgers at least 2 seasons. They gave Kenny his chance, but he let them down badly in the transfer market. They will now be far more careful, so don't expect many big money signings.
over many years i have followed liverpool's travails however i can't see where suarez fits the mould
I think liverpool are finished as a top club, Dalgleish saw to that by wasting Millions, poor decisions, and blaming everybody else when it went wrong.
I cant see the owners stumping up much more after so much was wasted on Carroll,Henderson,and Downing, who no matter what anybody says were bad buys.
Along with that they have got Mickey Mouse as a manager.
going to miss Kenny though ..cant see mr Rodgers ramblings being as entertaining..