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Brendan Rodgers in constant touch to convince Luis Suarez

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News 12 Jul 2013, 16:53 IST
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Brendan Rodgers is hoping to persuade Luis Suarez to stay at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he is speaking to Luis Suarez almost everyday to convince the striker to stay at Anfield.

The Liverpool boss has said that he is in constant contact with the 26-year-old Uruguayan and has reiterated that they don’t want to sell the player.

Rodgers told talkSPORT: “I’ve spoken to Luis. Over the course of the last few months, there’s been a lot of speculation with Luis because of his situation and what happened, but the facts remain the same.

“We value the player. He had a terrific season for us last year and showed his qualities.

“I’ve been in communication with him, through texts and conversations on the phone and it’s pretty much the same.

“He’s a very valued player, an absolute magician on the football field. We’ll communicate in some way nearly every day, either through text or through a conversation.

“For us, he’s on a break. He was at the Confederations Cup and he’s now relaxing with his family.

“We’re in constant communication. He has three years left on his contract. We don’t want to sell him and we hope that everything will be fine for the summer.”

Rodgers admitted that Suarez desires to play at a higher level and insisted that he was doing everything possible in order to get Liverpool back into the Champions league.

“With Luis, he’s a real competitor, a real winner and wants Liverpool to do so well,” he said.

“But like every player, every manager, or more importantly every football club, he wants to be working at the highest level.

“We want to bring a few more players in to reinforce the group and we think we can put up a real fight next season.”

Having made a number of announcements in the past months suggesting that a move out from England would suit him , 
Suarez has been linked with a number of big clubs including the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal.

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