We forgive Lu, so stop at Kop ONE more year
LIVERPOOL are ready to forgive and forget bad boy Luis Suarez’s behaviour over the summer in a last-ditch bid to keep him at Anfield.
The Uruguay striker has publicly spoken of his desire to quit Merseyside, but he won’t be allowed to leave the club for less than £40million.
Liverpool’s preferred option is to keep Suarez for at least ONE more season to help them get back into the Champions League.
Club officials had considered disciplining Suarez for his attempts to force a move away, but have now softened their stance in an effort to appease the player.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been in regular contact with Suarez to defuse the situation and persuade him to be a part of the club’s immediate future.
Suarez insists he is desperate to play in the Champions League, with Arsenal and Chelsea both in the market to sign the controversial frontman.
The 26-year-old wants to go to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants have yet to make a move with boss Carlo Ancelotti stalling on blowing the remainder of his transfer budget.
Suarez is due to link up with the Liverpool squad later this month, as he is enjoying a break after playing for Uruguay at the Confederations Cup.
Reds skipper Steven Gerrard is optimistic there will be a few more signings before the new Premier League campaign gets under way, with the aim to at least claim a Champions League spot.
Four new players have already been brought in but Gerrard, who has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Anfield, believes further strengthening is needed.
“Every fan out there, and the players, are no different – we want to see a few more faces to strengthen the team and squad even more,” said Gerrard.
“It is an exciting time when you get a couple of new faces in to freshen the squad up.”
Liverpool are set to send flop Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan to Feyenoord if they are unable to get rid of the winger permanently.
The Morocco international has been made available for transfer, having failed to win over Rodgers since his move from Heerenveen 12 months ago.
Liverpool want to sell the 24-year-old, but with several clubs unwilling to meet his wage demands a loan move back to Holland is on the cards.
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