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Luis Suarez has 'no plans' to say sorry

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Luis Suarez has no plans to apologise to Liverpool, according to Sky Sports sources.

The wantaway frontman has been the subject of two failed Arsenal bids, and has gone public with his desire to quit Anfield this summer.

However, despite Suarez's belief that he had an agreement with Liverpool that would allow him to speak to a Champions League club should an offer in excess of £40 million be made, the Anfield giants have so far refused to do any business with potential suitors.

Liverpool have been resolute and continue to insist that the 26-year-old will not be sold, adding that Suarez has shown "total disrespect" to the club.

Boss Brendan Rodgers, speaking after Liverpool's pre-season defeat to Celtic, then conceded that Suarez would only be welcomed back into the first-team fold after issuing an apology to his team-mates - but Suarez has no plans to say sorry, according to reports.

"Initially there will be a recognition that (there needs to be) an apology to his team-mates and the club," Rodgers had said on Saturday.

"I have seen him over a period of time. I know it is not the Luis Suarez we know and I have to protect the fans and the players because they deserve more than that."

Liverpool owner John W Henry has also weighed in with his opinion, and has dismissed claims of broken promises between Suarez and the club.

"I spoke to John [Henry] when we were in Norway during the week and we are all on the same page really. We are adamant that he will not be going to Arsenal - that is for sure," added Rodgers.

"Luis missed a few games at the end of last season and we continued to score and win without him.

"That is not to say that we don't want him here. He is a world class striker and when he is committed to the cause of playing for Liverpool then we will welcome him back with open arms."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to give up in his pursuit of Suarez, though he accepts he may be forced to look for alternative targets if no agreement can be found between the two clubs.

"To make a transfer happen, you need the agreement of three parties - the buyer, the seller and the player," said Wenger.

"We know what we want to do. The player, if I look at the statements, (does) as well.

"Liverpool at the moment do not agree. If they change their minds or not, I don't know. We'll respect that."

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