Luis Suarez’s comments over broken promises are false according to Brendan Rodgers.
In a revealing interview with the English media, Suarez spoke about the club breaking their promise on an agreement made last season. The striker claims he rejected the chance to move to a European giant with the promise he could leave this summer to a Champions League club if Liverpool failed to qualify for the competition themselves.
Liverpool’s 7th place finish meant they missed out on European competition altogether and Suarez believed a bid of £40 million would entitle him to leave the club, however Rodgers remained adamant there was no such clause and swiftly rejected Arsenal’s £40,000,001 offer.
The PFA have overlooked the contract and have revealed there is no agreement to allow the player to leave for £40 million while Rodgers insists there was no agreement in the first place.
“There were no promises made, categorically none and no promises broken. Obviously, the remarks I’ve read, it is bitterly disappointing, but my job is bigger than that. My job is to fight and protect the club.”
Rodgers was unhappy with the comments Suarez made and ordered the striker to train alone as he takes action on the player.
“I will take strong, decisive action, absolutely, as there has been a total disrespect of the club. This is a lack of respect of a club that has given him everything. Absolutely everything.”
The player is also set to receive a huge fine and Rodgers is even more determined to keep hold of the player insisting they will not sell to Arsenal. He has also made it clear Suarez must apologise before playing for Liverpool again otherwise he could face time with the reserves.
“Is there a way back for him at Liverpool? There’s a few bridges to cross before that can happen. It’s about the respect, that’s the only thing we look for. This is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world – you can’t disrespect it.”