Arsenal are keen admirers of the Uruguayan and have seen a £30 million offer rejected but are considering a second improved offer. However, Rodgers’ latest comments seem to suggest the bid will be rejected regardless of the price involved.
“There’s been a lot of speculation over the course of the close season but the reality is that he’s a player who is very much valued at Liverpool and unless there’s any sort of offer that comes in that’s anywhere near his value, there’s nothing to consider.”
A few weeks ago, the Liverpool boss was quoted as saying Suarez would be available for £40 million before raising that figure to £55 million last week after hearing of Arsenal’s increased interest.
Rodgers didn’t give an exact amount when questioned on the value of Suarez.
“I didn’t say we would sell him! I said that every player has a value and a worth. Doesn’t mean you’ve got to sell them.”
Rodgers is adamant on keeping Suarez to help Liverpool progress next season but the player himself has publically spoken of his desire to exit Anfield, a move that has angered Liverpool fans.
The striker has joined up with his team mates on the club’s pre-season tour in Australia but is till hopeful of a move by the end of August.