Football: Rodgers expects 'valued' Suarez to stay at Liverpool, but will consider offers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez (above) to remain at the Premier League club for next season but has not ruled out the possibility that the Uruguay striker could be sold for the right price. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez (above) to remain at the Premier League club for next season but has not ruled out the possibility that the Uruguay striker could be sold for the right price. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez to remain at the Premier League club for next season but has not ruled out the possibility that the Uruguay striker could be sold for the right price.

Suarez, second top scorer in the Premier League with 23 goals last season, has said he wants to leave Liverpool to play in Spain, blaming the British media for making his life impossible in England.

Despite fevered speculation over his future, the 26-year-old has joined up with his team mates in Australia for Wednesday's pre-season match against Melbourne Victory.

"Yeah, very much so," Rodgers told reporters in Melbourne on Monday when asked whether he expected Suarez to stay at Liverpool.

"He's a player that obviously is talked about and there's been a been a lot of speculation over the course of the off-season.

"But the reality is that he's a player that's very much valued at Liverpool.

"Unless there's any sort of offer that comes in which is anywhere near his value then there's nothing to consider and we haven't had that."

Asked what kind of offer would tempt the club, Rodgers replied: "I didn't say we would sell him. I said that every player has a value and a worth. Doesn't mean you've got to sell them."