Rodgers: Suarez understands Liverpool turning down Arsenal offer

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez understands their decision to reject a £40 million offer from Arsenal for him.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez understands their decision to reject a £40 million offer from Arsenal for him.

The Reds have rejected two bids from Arsenal, the latter being the widely-reported £40million plus £1, which the Gunners believed would trigger a sale clause.

"It's a story that can keep running but for me there is no new news," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"Luis is happy. He totally understands the club's point of view.

"He's in a difficult position in terms of not being able to play because of his suspension - he will sit out the first six games and he will miss playing football.

"But he's working hard and remains part of the group. He hasn't been moping about.

"It's obviously difficult when you come back after a break but he has settled in and has been working well.

"He needs to get up to speed and we will continue to work to get all the players ready for the first game of the season."

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