The Uruguay international has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.
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Liverpool’s owner John W Henry has said that striker Luis Suarez won’t be sold this summer despite the Uruguayan’s desire to leave Anfield, Sky Sports reports.
Suarez wants to leave Liverpool this summer so that he can play in the Champions League and made his intentions clear during several interviews earlier in the week.
The striker wants to move to Arsenal, who have already had two bids rejected Liverpool.
Suarez thought that Arsenal’s second bid would activate a buy-out clause in his contract but Liverpool still rejected the bid, claiming that they only had to inform the striker of the bid and didn’t have to accept it.
This has upset Suarez, who feels that he should be allowed to leave but Henry insists that their is no chance of him being sold to a Premier League rival.
“We are not going to sell Luis,” said Henry.
“We’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while. To sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous”.
The striker has been banished to train with Liverpool’s reserves by manager Brendan Rodgers following a series of lacklustre displays in training and during pre-season matches.
However, Henry doesn’t feel that Suarez behaviour has damaged his relationship with Rodgers or the clubs fans beyond repair.
“The manager is upset, as he should be, and the supporters are upset,” said Henry. “But we need Luis. Hopefully this will pass.”