Liverpool owner John W. Henry has once again insisted that Luis Suarez will not be leaving the club this summer, saying the forward’s proposed move to Arsenal would be ‘ludicrous’, reports The Independent.
Suarez has been ordered to train alone by manager Brendan Rodgers, following comments the Liverpool manager described as showing ‘total disrespect’ to the club.
The forward gave an interview to two British newspapers in which he claimed the Liverpool manager had gone back on his word by not granting him a move to Arsenal, after the North London club met his reported £40million buy-out-clause.
And his comments appear to have upset Henry as well, who remains adamant the man who scored 30 goals for the Reds last season will be going nowhere.
“We haven’t identified anyone who hasn’t moved or isn’t moving to replace him. So for football reasons we can’t sell – and especially not to Arsenal,” Henry explained, when asked whether the club would consider selling Suarez to Real Madrid.
He also voiced his concern over the fact Arsenal became aware of the striker’s reported buy-out-clause.
“It should have been confidential, so absolutely it does [concern me],” he added.
“How does a club who doesn’t have permission to speak with your player see his contract? [It happened with] Chelsea and Fernando [Torres].
“For all the top clubs it’s extremely important [not to sell to a rival].
“But especially for Liverpool, since we’re not in Europe this year and haven’t been in the Champions League for a while. Obviously, to sell Luis to a rival for those positions, or one of those positions, would be ludicrous.”
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