Another new development has come in the Luis Suarez debacle, as Liverpool’s manager remains confident that Uruguayan international will stay at Anfield.
In fact, Brendan Rodgers is adamant.
Speaking to the local press in Liverpool, Rodgers declared that Suárez is happy and going nowhere.
“It’s a story that can keep running but for me there is no new news,” Rodgers said. “Luis is happy. He totally understands the club’s point of view. He’s in a difficult position in terms of not being able to play because of his suspension. He will sit out the first six games and he will miss playing football.”
And following those revelations that Suárez is indeed happy, Liverpool’s manager is also happy with the Uruguayan strikers contribution since he joined up with the Reds’ preseason tour.
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“He’s working hard and remains part of the group. He needs to get up to speed and we will continue to work to get all the players ready for the first game of the season.”
Now that Liverpool’s stance is firm and Suárez seems to have accepted he may not be going anywhere for quite some time, will all this rumors disappear for a few days, maybe weeks? Not a chance.
Expect to hear reports, about a report, that reported Suárez was seen in North London… when in fact he only popped out of his house in Liverpool to take the garbage out.
This is called silly season for a reason.
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But hearing these comments from Rodgers does put any potential move for Suárez a few weeks away. Will Arsenal keep making bids? What about Chelsea? And have Real Madrid completely turned their attention away from the 26-year-old?
These are all questions you’ll have to ponder over the next few weeks because it seems like Suarez is going nowhere.
I think this saga will run all the way until the transfer window slams shut at the end of August. We all have that to look forward to…