The continuous debate surrounding Gareth Bale’s future has effectively ended speculation that Luis Suarez is about to leave Liverpool, as the Uruguayan’s biggest suitors, Real Madrid, instead turn their full attention to Tottenham’s winger.
Those offers – the highest being £40m and one pound – Liverpool have rejected and it seems no fresh bids will come from Arsene Wenger this August. With Arsenal out of the running, Madrid are the only club left with any sort of interest in Suarez.
Fortunately, for Reds fans, that interest is waning fast. Negotiations with Spurs and Bale appear to be at an advanced stage and Real are certainly putting everything into the deal. A world record £86m offer has ben mooted and if Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levi, has his say that price will rise even further.
Amid all this speculation, having reconciled his relationship with the Anfield crowd and his teammates, there appears no reason why Liverpool should sell the player this August. Instead, over the next six months his transfer value will rise, meaning that come January the club may be able to force the sort of sale that earned them £50m for Fernando Torres.
Suarez is worth more than that and is near invaluable to the Reds forward unit. Rodgers has spent wisely this summer to convince the striker his teammates are capable of qualifying for the Champions League.
With Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto joining Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard going forward, pundits have suggested that there really is no reason for Suarez to leave this exciting, developing side that has the potential to go further than any Reds team over the past two decades.