Luis Suarez will stay at Liverpool, says Ayre

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Luis Suarez will stay at Liverpool this summer, according to the club's managing director Ian Ayre. 

Despite the Uruguayan openly wanting a move away from Anfield, in search of Champions League football, Ayre is confident the star will play a key role for the Reds in the 2013/14 season. 

Suarez, who has been the subject of bids from Arsenal, wants Champions League football - something that the Merseyside club are unable to offer him. 

The striker has taken part in Liverpool's pre-season training regime, after initially taking extra time off after competing in the Confederations Cup and took part in Brendan Rodgers' sides win over Melbourne Victory.

Ayre, who was speaking to Sky Sports News, said: "We've got Luis Suarez in our squad, he'll have trained today and he's working hard.

"Despite what people think we've not had an intention of selling Luis, we've never said we want to sell Luis.

"He continues to work hard and train hard for Liverpool. That will continue and I'll expect him to be here at the start of the season.

The managing director also admitted that the club have received two bids from Arsenal and went on to say: "It's not something we're interested in and, as our fans would expect, we rejected both. The player is not available for sale - that's where we are and that's where we'll stay.

"I wish I had £1 for everyone that's stopped me in the street saying 'make sure Luis stays'. That's what we're doing."

Liverpool begin their Premier League season, at Anfield, against Stoke City on August 17.

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