Rodgers dismisses speculation Suarez may be lured by City
Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the possibility of Liverpool selling Luis Suarez to Manchester City in January, insisting he is happy at the club and will not be made available at any price.
“There will be no bidding war, he’s staying here,” the Liverpool manager said, in response to suggestions of a €60 million bid from the Premier League champions. “I don’t know if City want him, you would have to ask Roberto Mancini that, but if we lose Luis then we have no strikers, so we can’t afford to lose anyone.”
City have distanced themselves from a move for the Uruguay striker, though whatever the club and whatever the price it would be a surprise if someone did not try to lure Suarez away from Liverpool, such is the form he has been showing this season.
The club cannot offer Champions League football, and though Rodgers feels they are moving in the right direction the likelihood is that a top-four finish might have to wait another year or two, so Suarez is ripe for the picking.
“Luis is not someone we want to sell or move on.” Rodgers said. “We are looking to add to our squad, not take people out of it.”