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ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Aug 14, 2013

Luis Suarez - I'm 'staying' at Liverpool

Luis Suarez has told a Uruguayan reporter that the reaction from the Liverpool fans has been enough to persuade the striker to stay on Merseyside

Luis Suarez has been quoted by El Observador as saying he will stay at Liverpool, following a report that he may even sign a contract extension at Anfield.

Quotes attributed to Suarez emerged in the Uruguayan newspaper, with the forward reported to have said ahead of Uruguay's friendly with Japan in Sendai, Tokyo: "For now, due to all of the people's affection (for me), I will be staying."

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Those comments came after Uruguayan television and radio journalist Martin Charquero claimed on Twitter that Suarez had told him he would not be leaving.

The journalist, who is understood to be close to the striker, also hinted that Suarez would sign a contract to extend his commitment to the club beyond 2016, when his current deal expires.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard said on Tuesday that he is "really confident" that Suarez will not move this summer and Charquero reiterated suggestions that the 26-year-old has performed a significant U-turn on his wishes to play Champions League football.

The journalist tweeted: "Luis Suarez confirms to me that he will not leave Liverpool. The support of the fans in recent weeks influenced his decision.

 

 

Charquero added: "Suarez sees it as likely that he'll sign a renewal (extension) to the contract that binds him to Liverpool."

 

 

Some observers have treated those comments with caution, given that Charquero stated on Twitter three weeks ago that Suarez was “very close” to joining Arsenal -- but that tweet was believed to reflect the way the striker himself felt at the time.

Suarez, who signed a four-year contract with Liverpool last summer, has given a number of interviews insisting that he wants a transfer since first declaring publicly his wish to leave Anfield at the end of May.

He said at the time that it “would be hard to say no” to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants have made no move to sign him.

So far, the only confirmed interest has come from Arsenal, who have had two bids for the 26-year-old rejected.

The second of those bids -- an offer of £40,000,001 on July 23 -- was apparently made in the belief that it would trigger a release clause in Suarez’s contract.

Liverpool, though, insist there is no such clause, and that they are only obliged to inform him of any offers of above £40 million.

Suarez disputed this in interviews with the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and Marca at the beginning of August, claiming that manager Brendan Rodgers has personally assured him in the summer of 2012 that he could leave if Liverpool failed to qualify for the 2013-14 Champions League.

 

Rodgers has dismissed that claim, while principal owner John W Henry said last week that there was no way Suarez would be sold to Arsenal, suggesting the idea was “ludicrous”.

The striker, signed from Ajax for £22.8 million in January 2011, has been ordered to train alone for the last week, with Rodgers admitting to concerns about his attitude.

Rodgers declared on Saturday that Suarez will not be allowed to re-join first-team training until he apologises for his behaviour in trying to force a move. The Uruguay international has so far refused to say sorry.

Even if Suarez stays, he will miss Liverpool’s first six competitive matches of the season as he completes a ten-game domestic ban imposed after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League fixture in April.

He would be able to make his Premier League return against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on September 29, and would also be able to play a few days earlier in the Capital One Cup third round should Liverpool reach that stage by beating League One side Notts County at Anfield on August 27.

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