Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez to make an apology so everyone can move on from his transfer saga.
The Uruguayan declared his desire to leave earlier this summer after learning of Arsenal’s interest. Liverpool have since rejected two bids from the Gunners, much to Suarez’s disappointment. The striker is disappointed after the club reportedly went back on an agreement last summer allowing Suarez to move to a Champions League club this summer, following their own failure to qualify for the competition.
He also believed he had a release clause in his contract, however the PFA have since confirmed there is no such clause involved in his contract. Arsenal are still interested in recruiting the tricky forward but Liverpool are remaining firm on the situation.
“There are a couple of things Luis can do and initially there will be a recognition that an apology to his team-mates and the club [is needed].”
“When we get that commitment back from him that he’s ready to fight as he always has done. Luis Suarez has fought tirelessly for this club from day one so when I see he’s not the same Luis Suarez I have to protect the fans and the players of this club because they deserve more than that.”
“He has spent some days working on his own. The group has been separate to that and working very hard. When he returns from his international trip next week, we will take it from there.”
Suarez is still determined to move away this summer and has threatened to submit a transfer request if a move is continued to be blocked. He may refuse to apologise too, if he feels it will help him force a move.