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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Refuses to Talk About Luis Suarez Until Striker’s Suspension Is Over

Star man still has six more games on the sidelines before he can return to action. 

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Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has refused to answer any more questions whatsoever about the future of unsettled Reds front man Luis Suarez until after the Uruguayan has returned from suspension next month, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Northern Irishman was speaking ahead of the Merseyside giants’ opening Premier League fixture of the new campaign, against Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday lunch time, a match that Suarez will not be playing any part in.

The 26-year-old is currently in the middle of serving a ten-match ban after he was found guilty of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the Premier League at Anfield last April.

And while the striker has already served four of those games, he still has another six to sit out at the start of this season, with his manager now insisting that he will not be speaking about the future of the controversial Uruguay international until he is in contention again to be selected for the first team.

“So much has been written said about Luis over the last few months,” said Rodgers. “From our perspective there has been a standpoint within the club about where it’s at and that hasn’t changed.

“What I want to concentrate on is the players who are available for this weekend.

“I won’t be speaking any more about Luis Suarez until he’s available because the players who have been working ever so hard, the focus and concentration over the course of these last few months for this game, out of respect for them I don’t want to answer any more on Luis Suarez.

“There’s nothing to be said that hasn’t already been said. I’m sure people are fed up listening and reading about it.

“My only concentration is the players who are available. They’ve worked tirelessly and purely out of respect for them and the work that has gone on, I only want to talk about them.”

Suarez will be available next after the Reds take on Southampton at Anfield on Sept 21, however, by that point the forward could have already left the club to join rivals Arsenal.

The north Londoners have already had two club-record bids for Suarez, who has scored 51 goals in 96 matches for Liverpool, rejected by the Reds, although they are said to be pondering a third and final offer for playmaker.


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