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Suarez not going anywhere, insists Henry

John Henry insists Suarez will be staying at Anfield

By | 9th August 2013
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Despite constant media sources linking Liverpool forward Luis Suarez with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool’s American owner John Henry has dealt a massive blow to the striker’s transfer hopes, insisting that Suarez will not be sold to the north London club at any price.

The Guardian is reporting that Henry described Suarez’s potential move as “ludicrous” after calling the forward out for his lack of disrespect to the club following a series of public outbursts regarding the player’s dissatisfaction with the manner in which Liverpool have handled his transfer request. In response, Suarez has been ordered to train away from the first-team until a suitable solution for the situation has been agreed upon.

Speaking of the matter, Henry told The Guardian: ”We are not going to sell Luis. For all the top clubs it’s extremely important [not to sell to a rival] but especially for Liverpool because we’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while. To sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous. Liverpool needs to be playing in Europe. It needs to be playing in the Champions League. That’s what Liverpool football club is about.”

The Suarez transfer saga has been one of the most intense football affairs of the summer, with Arsenal having a £40 million bid for the Uruguayan rejected, despite an alleged £40,000,001 million release clause in the player’s contract (PFA chief Gordon Taylor has since refuted that claim). Suarez maintains that he was promised the option to leave Anfield should the club fail to qualify for Champions League, however Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies such a contractual agreement.

The Merseyside outfit have reportedly told Suarez that any transfer would have to be agreed upon early in the transfer window in order to allow Rodgers time to supplement a replacement. However, Suarez could now be looking into pressing legal actions to force a move away from the north England club. And with the £40 million Liverpool would generate from the transfer, finding a replacement for Suarez might not be as difficult as Henry thinks.

Addressing the question of whether Suarez would ever play for Liverpool again, Henry told The Guardian: ”That’s going to be between the manager and player. The manager is upset, as he should be, the supporters are upset, Luis is, but that’s going to be between those two and his team-mates. We need Luis. Hopefully this will pass.”



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  1. Steven Unwin says:

    it was said before you have minds like children, meaning RODGERS and HENRY you need your fucking heads banging together take the money.you will get your ares bitten very soon, what sort of dick heads make a statment like rot in the res ment or not, you have 50 mill waiting.take it or not you could have ten pionts start on arsenal and still finish behind them get real.

  2. Steven Unwin says:

    it was said before you have minds like children, meaning RODGERS and HENRY you need your fucking heads banging together take the money.you will get your ares bitten very soon, what sort of dick heads make a statment like rot in the res ment or not, you have 50 mill waiting.take it or not you could have ten pionts start on arsenal and still finish behind them get real.

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