Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has once again taken aim at Arsenal's foiled attempt to prise star striker Luis Suarez away from Anfield, joking that they should add another pound to an infamous £40,000,001 bid lodged last summer.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made the precise offer in the belief that it would trigger a release clause in Suarez's contract during the close season, but his efforts were thwarted and the Uruguay forward eventually committed his future to the Reds.
Rodgers watched Suarez take his tally to the campaign to 13 Premier League goals in nine games with a fantastic four strikes against Norwich City last night, leading to a deluge of praise from a rightfully delighted Reds boss.
The Merseyside chief believes that Suarez has the perfect support network at Liverpool to complement his considerable range of skills, insisting that the in-form forward is enjoying his football more now than at any other time in his career.
He told The Mirror: "It's a joy to watch and I still think his best years are going to be here, you can just see it's a hand in glove fit for him, he enjoys it here, it's the happiest I've seen him.
"He has such a connection with this club and Anfield, he has a massive profile here, and he feels so much at home. And don't forget we create the conditions for him to produce his best. That was sheer brilliance, I haven't seen many individual performances like that before.
"It was remarkable. I think you have to hold him up as one of the best strikers in the world - and yes, he's maybe worth £40million and two pounds now."
Suarez has also made an effort to quell any lingering speculation that he may look for the Liverpool exit door once more in January, adamant that he is fully committed to their fight for a Champions League place this season.
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