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Luis Suarez "happy" with Liverpool stance, says Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Luis Suarez understands the stance of the club and is happy with the situation at Anfield. 

Suarez, who has been the subject of a £40 million plus £1 bid from Arsenal, has made it clear he wants to leave the Reds and go in search of Champions League football. 

However, as of yet, no club has matched Liverpool's £55m asking price for their star striker and Rodgers has revealed Suarez is still working hard in preparation for the new season. 

Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: ‘It’s a story that can keep running but for me there is no new news.

"Luis is happy. He totally understands the club’s point of view.

"He’s in a difficult position in terms of not being able to play because of his suspension – he will sit out the first six games and he will miss playing football.

"But he’s working hard and remains part of the group. He hasn’t been moping about.

"It’s obviously difficult when you come back after a break but he has settled in and has been working well.

"He needs to get up to speed and we will continue to work to get all the players ready for the first game of the season."

And Suarez could be offered a new deal at Anfield, in an attempt to keep him at the club, which financially would put him on par with club-captain Steven Gerrard. 

A clause could also be introduced to the Uruguayan's contract that would enable him to leave the Reds, should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

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