Liverpool: Rodgers relaxed over Suarez

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Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are in control of Luis Suarez transfer situation and is adamant club will decide whether they want to sell the striker.

The Uruguayan has repeatedly expressed his desire to leave the Merseyside club in interviews back in his homeland after claiming the British media made his time in England an unhappy one.

Liverpool have repeatedly insisted that the player, who was second top scorer in the Premier League last season, is not for sale.

Despite the speculation Rodgers admits he is relaxed about the situation and still hopes the forward will stay with the club.

He said: “What I know is that the support Luis has had from the people here in Liverpool, the city and the football club, has been phenomenal and I know he feels that and respects that.

“It’s quite simple, the club is in complete control of the situation. I will always listen to players. I always work closely with players and always listen to their point of view but the biggest word is with the club.

“We’re in a situation where we’ve got a player who we don’t want to lose. We’re trying to build something here and he’s a very important part of that and because of the type of player he is, he will always give his best.”

Suarez signed for the Reds in January 2011 in a £22.8 million deal from Ajax but his time in England has been marred by incidents away from football.

The latest controversy was against Chelsea in April when he bit Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic and received a ten game ban.

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