Suarez “100% certain” to stay

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    Managing director Ian Ayre says the club are certain striker Luis Suarez will remain at Anfield.

    The Uruguayan international has been quoted as saying that he would consider leaving the club should an offer come in from a Champions League contender.

    But Ayre, asked whether he was 100% confident of keeping hold of the player, replied: “Yes, absolutely.”

    Ayre told BBC Radio 5 live comments attributed to the Uruguayan “may have been a bit lost in translation”.

    He later told BBC Breakfast: “We love Luis being at Liverpool, he loves being at Liverpool and we fully expect him to be at Liverpool next season.”

    Suarez signed for Liverpool from Ajax for £22.7m in January 2011 and has scored 50 goals for the club – including 29 this season.

    He hasn’t playing in the Champions League for the club though and top four qualification looks likely to elude the team once again.Luis-suarez-1200[1]

    Suarez is reported to have told a Uruguayan newspaper: “If another team comes around with more prospects of competing in international club competition games, which is willing to have [me], they are welcome.

    “We would talk to the club, and we would see if I want to go [or] if I don’t want to go.”

    But Ayre responded: “He has a four-year contract. We hope he will see it through.”

    “We have no desire to sell Luis. He is a fantastic player and a great contributor to our team,” he said.

    “We have been honest with him and he has been honest with us and there will always be instances, particularly leading up to the summer, where people are quoted or asked these questions, but we are very pleased to have Luis and long may that continue.

    “Every player will be approached by clubs because that is the nature of the game and every player has a choice.”

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