As rumours continue to swirl around the future of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has moved to squash any talk of a move this summer and has assured fans that the Uruguayan is very happy on Merseyside.
Even though the man himself denied the existence of any special clause in his contract allowing him to leave this summer for either Real Madrid or Barcelona, there continues to be media speculation that a move is definitely on the cards for the World Cup bound hit-man; Rodgers, on the other hand, thinks that’s just nonsense. “The last conversation I had with Luis we spoke a lot and I know he is very happy here,” the Northern Irishman told the Liverpool ECHO. “He has had a marvellous season,. He has picked up all the awards – ones that were very important to him from his peers. He’s contributed massively to our success this season and he is happy in the Premier League.”
With Champions League football already secured for next season, the unfancied Reds pushed eventual title winners Manchester City to the last day and missed out on the title by a mere three points. With a lack of European football and no conceivable title challenge the Uruguayan’s main gripes during a turmoil filled summer, it would appear all of his boxes have been ticked off. “Whether it’s Luis or any other player, there is no excuse now,” Rodgers added when pressed about Suarez potentially leaving. “We are one of the biggest clubs in the world – one of the great institutions in modern football. The Champions League was what we were all fighting for. It’s a wonderful platform for all the players and that opportunity is there now.”
With the club expected to finance a summer spending spree, Liverpool are only expected to get better as the Northern Irishman fine tunes the side to compete both domestically and on the continent. “We are playing at the highest level. We’re at the leading edge of the game playing a really exciting philosophy of football that people are looking at and admiring both at home and abroad” he continued. “We’re a club that’s really ambitious to succeed. It’s a wonderful environment.”