Luis Suarez has been told by Liverpool owner John Henry that
“You’re going nowhere”.
Henry says that Suarez’s infamous interview has hardened feelings within the club and that the striker will not be sold to ANY club this summer.
“We are not going to sell Luis. It’s a football reason, it’s not about finances” Henry said.
“It’s because at this point it’s impossible, so late in the window, with everyone who’s already moved or isn’t moving, to replace him. So for football reasons, we can’t – and especially to Arsenal.
“For all the top clubs it’s extremely important but especially Liverpool because we’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while.
“Obviously, to sell to a rival for one of those positions would be ludicrous.”
Henry went on to say that he has told Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis that no amount of money will persuade him to change his mind on selling Suarez:
“I’m unequivocal that we won’t sell to Arsenal, whatever the bid is. He won’t be sold even if a foreign club come in because we do not have time to sign a suitable replacement.”
When asked directly if Suarez will be a Liverpool player on September 3, he said: “Yes.
“We need Luis, and hopefully this will pass.
“If you look at the full context of what’s happened here, it’s jarring to all our supporters.
“The club has stood by him so strongly at a time you could question whether the club should have stood by him, but they did.”
I have to say I am pretty surprised by John Henry’s comments. I was pretty sure that there was no way back for Luis Suarez after basically accusing Brendan Rodgers of lying to him. But it looks like Suarez has a lot of fences to mend at Liverpool between now and late September we he can return to first team action.