Liverpool: Rodgers urges Suarez to accept stay

Liverpool wantaway striker Luis Suarez

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that striker Luis Suarez would be better off if he accepted the fact that he will not be sold by club despite his wishes.

Suarez has made no secret of his desire to move away from the Merseyside outfit after they failed to secure any kind of European football for the coming season.

The Uruguayan – who netted 30 times in 44 appearances last term – has sparked interest from a number of clubs with Arsenal the only side to make a solid approach.

Arsene Wenger tabled two bids, the second of which was £40million plus one pound to meet a clause which allows the north London club to discuss terms for a possible deal with the player.

However, Rodgers is reluctant to let the former Ajax man leave Anfield this summer and he is hopeful that he will soon see the light and decide that he is already with the right club.

Liverpool owner John W Henry insists that it would be ‘ludicrous’ to sell a player of his quality to a rival in the same division.

The 26-year-old revealed in May that he would love to up sticks and move to Real Madrid if the offer came his way, although Los Blancos are currently setting their sights on Spurs winger Gareth Bale.

The Reds forward has recently been forced to train alone after comments he made during an interview with The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph where he stated he had been promised a move if the club failed to secure Champions League football.

Rodgers said: “There will come a point where he’ll recognise the club is not going to sell. We’re quite calm.

“The club is in control of the situation. We’ve got no inclination to sell and we’ve been strong on that.”

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