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Liverpool have somewhat impressively assumed elements of control over this saga the longer it has gone on, and Brendan Rodgers chose a press conference in Jakarta ahead of the club's friendly against an Indonesian XI to issue his strongest words so far.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Rodgers feels that Suarez commands a transfer fee around the £55m that Paris Saint-Germain paid for his Uruguay teammate Edinson Cavani recently, and the Northern Irishman has claimed that Suarez owes it to the club and fans to stay with the Reds.
“For me it’s about the great supporters we have. The backing they have given him is absolutely brilliant.
“They have stood by him through thick and thin, and through all the traumas he has gone through over the last couple of seasons.
“If there is anyone he owes it’s them and his team-mates, who have fought beside him, certainly not me.”
Rodgers then claimed that Arsenal's offer was way below what Liverpool value the player at, and that the club would be determined to hold onto him even if that offer was increased.
“I don't want to set a deadline or put a date on it but this is not something that will run too long. We are totally in control of the situation. It is one where we don't have to sell. He has got three years left on his contract.
“We are prepared to get some players in and spend money without having to sell Luis Suarez. The reality is that we have had one offer.
“There can be as much speculation as you like, but there has been nothing beyond that.
“It was an offer for what they (Arsenal) considered his value and worth. Obviously for a player of his quality, when you consider that Cavani has gone for £55million you know… Luis is up there in that bracket of top talent.
“Obviously it was an offer we didn’t deem worthy of the talent and even if they came back with that kind of amount (£55million) there’s no guarantee he would be sold even for that because we are trying to build something here.
“We don't want to sell Luis Suarez as we are just trying to improve the squad. You come into Liverpool, one of the giants of the world, and even though we are not where we want to be yet, we are on our way there, no question about that.
“The club is on its way back. There’s massive competition and a massive challenge but we don’t want to be disabling ourselves by selling players to another club, we want to keep our best ones here.
“Luis is a very important member of this squad and one of the top strikers in the world. Unless something drastic happens, he will be staying here.
“We are looking forward to him helping us try to get into the Champions League spots. That's a competition we are fighting to get into. The great name and history of Liverpool dictates it should be in there.”