Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Liverpool

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 1 - 2 Man Utd

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Rodgers relaxed over Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is in no rush to sign Luis Suarez to a new contract but admits he plans to build a team around him.

Last Updated: 20/12/13 at 10:43 Post Comment

Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool boss in no rush over striker's ne

Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool boss in no rush over striker's ne

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Uruguay international Suarez has two-and-a-half years to run on his current deal but Liverpool are keen to secure his presence at Anfield for an extended period.

Managing director Ian Ayre flew to Barcelona on Wednesday to speak to the player's agent Pere Guardiola about the matter.

But, addressing the media ahead of Liverpool's game with Cardiff on Saturday, Rodgers was keen to stress he remains relaxed about securing a new contract for his star striker.

"There's nothing to report on that. At the moment he is just focusing on his football," said Rodgers.

"That (the contract) will all take care of itself, I don't think there's any rush at this moment in time with anything on that.

"Of course, he is a player we would want to keep here and build a team around over the coming years."

Suarez has been in stunning form since returning to action after completing a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season.

The 26-year-old has scored 17 goals in 12 matches, including hat-tricks against West Brom and Norwich.

Suarez previously served an eight-game suspension for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, but Rodgers has defended his player, emphasising he has learned from the punishments.

"It is part of life that you mature. The ban hit him really hard last time," added Rodgers.

"He is a player that any manager in the world would want in the team for his determination and quality.

"But I have got to know him as a human being as well. He is a really humble man who has this unique desire to win games.

"He has had his difficult moments and we have had difficult moments with him, but he is a great guy and he is really coming to the fore in this period.

"He has been outstanding."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces month absence with hip injury

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be out of action for a month after a scan revealed he had suffered a ‘slight muscle tear’.

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company