Anfield boss cannot understand Suarez desire to move.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has slammed Luis Suarez over his desire to move to Arsenal according to The Telegraph.
The Anfield boss has warned the wantaway striker that it would be a mistake to move to the Gunners and that he should think twice before forcing through a move.
Suarez has made no secret of his desire to move away from Liverpool this summer, although he initially claimed he wanted to move to Real Madrid in order to escape the attention of the English press, before claiming it was his desire to play Champions League that was driving his decision once Arsenal showed an interest.
Suarez could be set for a protracted transfer battle after Liverpool turned down Arsenal’s latest offer of £40 million plus £1. The Gunners’ intention was to activate a minimum fee release clause in the player’s contract, but the Liverpool are insisting they only have to consider the offer and are not forced into accepting it.
Liverpool officials have also raised the question of how Arsenal could be aware of such a clause, suggesting the Gunners may have been illegally speaking to Suarez without Liverpool’s permission.
Rodgers has slammed the player’s attempts to secure a move, claiming that Liverpool are already a bigger club than Arsenal, despite the Gunners being able to offer Champions League football next season.
Rodgers believes he is building a project that will see Liverpool surpass Arsenal sooner rather than later and is urging Suarez not to abandon the side at this point.