Suarez not leaving Anfield, says chairman.
Shortly after watching Luis Suárez’s latest star turn against Wigan Athletic, Werner was in the mood to make a more forthright pledge to those seeking a guarantee of Fenway Sports Group’s intentions.
He said there is no prospect, either in the immediate or long-term, of the club’s weekly match-winner Suárez being sold. “Absolutely not,” said Werner.
“He’s a beautiful player to watch and, as a Liverpool fan, I hope I’m watching him for many years to come. We made a long-term contract with him in the summer and we are going to see a lot of his play at Liverpool.”
“Our intention is to strengthen but actions will speak louder than words,” he said. “We are playing better and better each week. Obviously, we have made some mistakes in the past but our intention is to deliver, strengthen the squad and move forward.
“We know that January is a challenging time and I don’t want to say we’ve got x or y but, hopefully, the fans will be pleased with what we do accomplish.”
SOURCE: Daily Telegraph
Music to the ears of Liverpool fans!
Not only has Liverpool chairman Tom Werner promised not to sell star striker Luis Suarez but he has also promised investment in the January transfer window.
Suarez has been on dazzling form this season, topping the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals so far. Now that the Uruguayan has finally added consistent goal-scoring to his tricks and flicks, the former Ajax man has been linked with moves to the likes of Chelsea and Man City.
There is a quiet sense of optimism building at Anfield – epitomised by Jamie Carragher’s claim that a top four place remains wide open – and Suarez is at the heart of that. If the 25-year-old keeps scoring, why shouldn’t Liverpool continue to climb the Premier League?
That said, Suarez cannot do it all by himself and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will know that he is one serious injury to the forward away from having no senior strikers at his disposal.
The refusal to back Rodgers with money to land Clint Dempsey in August looked a baffling decision at the time (although given the American’s dismal form at Spurs, it’s almost looking justified) and Werner and John W. Henry must give the Northern Irishman cash to spend in January.
Liverpool desperate need another striker and Rodgers would dearly love pacey winger in the Theo Walcott mould.
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