Transfer Balls: Brendan Rodgers leaves Liverpool’s Luis Suarez confused
TRANSFER Balls: Anorak looks at Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. Today we focus on Brendan Rodgers, a man whose learnt his negotiating skills from Neville Chamberlain, and the Daily Mirror, which seems to make t up as it goes along:
On July 19, he said that the Suarez saga would not go to the final day of the transfer season:
“It is not going to run that far. I don’t want to put a deadline on it or set a date but it’s not something which will run too long. We are totally in control of the situation.”
No deadline. But it will not run for that long. Confused? The Mirror told us on July 4:
Luis Suarez has three weeks to sort out his future.
Suarez is with Liverpool in Australia. Does that mean his future is decided, then?
Today, Rodgers said:
“We will chat more but he is a Liverpool player and he will be part of the group. Do I expect him to stay? Very much so. A lot has been said in the off-season, but the reality is that he is 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. We haven’t had that. Every player has a value and a worth, but it doesn’t mean we are going to sell him.”
So. His future has not been decided. He could go. Or as the trusty Daily Mirror says “the 26-year-old Uruguayan is not for sale at any price”.
Such are the facts.