Newly appointed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he does not expect star striker Luis Suarez to be sold by the club in the summer. The Uruguay striker has been linked with a move away from Liverpool throughout the season after having suffered a number of issues both on and off the field.

However, the arrival of former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has instilled a new confidence at the club. Luis Suarez is widely regarded to be one of the best strikers in the Premier league at the moment. Hence, Brendan Rodgers does not see the need to sell the Uruguay striker, according to the Liverpool news website.

Only a few months ago, Luis Suarez openly admitted that he would be open to a move to a French club like PSG or even a Spanish club like Barcelona. Even though there are not concrete offers yet on the table, it is thought that it would be only a matter of time before they arrive. However, Brendan Rodgers has struck a massive blow in the hopes of the clubs looking to sign the Uruguay striker. Suarez finished the last season as the top scorer at the club with 17 goals to his name.

“It is thought Juventus were about to offer £16million or try to broker a cash plus player deal involving Eljero Elia or Milos Krasic. But Rodgers has spoken with Luis to gain his confidence and explain the new project and his role in the team. Luis is calm about everything,” said a Liverpool source to the British tabloid The Sun.

Suarez, like Steven Gerrard, also welcomed the appointment of Rodgers by saying that he expects Liverpool to challenge for the top positions next season. “I have to say Swansea were a pleasant surprise in the Premier League. They always tried to play football with short-pass combinations,” said Suarez.