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Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said the club has maintained communication with Luis Suarez "nearly every day" this summer.
Suarez, the 26-year-old Uruguay international striker, has been linked with a transfer after saying in May that he wanted to leave the club. He has also been quoted as saying he would find it "difficult" to turn down Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Liverpool have rejected Arsenal's £30 million bid, per The Telegraph.
Suarez is currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. In June, he claimed harsh treatment by the British media was driving him out of the country.
Through it all, though, Rodgers has said Liverpool and Suarez have remained in contact.
“We’re communicating in some way with him nearly every day—either through text or conversation—and I hope he stays," Rodgers told the Echo. "I really do."
Over the course of the last few months and towards the end of last season there was a lot of speculation about Luis because of his situation and what happened, but the fact is we value the player—he had a terrific season for us and showed his qualities.
Suarez scored 23 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season and was short-listed for the PFA Player of the Year award.