Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Luis Suarez will be at the club for the foreseeable future despite reports that Manchester City were planning a £40m move for the Uruguayan in January.
“There will be no bidding war. He’s staying here,” said Rodgers after a number of papers reported on City’s potential bid.
“If we lost Luis then we’ve got no strikers. I don’t think we can afford to lose anyone. He’s certainly not someone we want to sell or move on.
“He’s been a brilliant player to work with and we want to add to our squad, not take people out of it, especially a world-class player.”
Rodgers will look to add to his strike-force in January and may need to make funds available but he is adamant that Suarez will not be sold to facilitate any moves.
“We just continue to work and stay focused on what we try to achieve. Luis has already shown in the summer his commitment to the club, he’s signed a new deal.
“I think you’ve seen up until this point he’s in a great moment in his footballing life here at Liverpool: he is scoring goals and working well. I’ll just continue to communicate with all the players and Luis in particular.
“Like I say, he’s very happy here.”