The 26-year-old was thought to have ditched his demands, and knuckled down to finding the form that brought him four goals against Norwich on Wednesday, only after a gentlemen’s agreement about giving it one more season to reclaim a top-four finish.
"No, there never was that (gentlemen’s agreement) before, and there never was this summer," said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
"The contract was what it was. We want him to stay, and with his contract running for two-and-a-half years, I am sure there will be something between now and the end of the season to keep him here.
"The most important thing is that the player is happy. I didn’t sit in on the conversations last summer but, as I understand it, there is no agreement of any kind.
"I think all parties are fairly comfortable at the moment. We made our feelings known in the summer and it is where it is.
"The only concentration now for us and Luis is to keep him playing at that level, and the rest takes care of itself."
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