Liverpool reject claims of move away for star
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has rejected claims that Luis Suarez has spoken of his intention to quit the club in the summer.
The Reds are set to miss out on Champions League football for next season, and Suarez has told the media that he would leave Anfield to play in Europe’s top competition, claims which have been dispelled by Ayre, according to Goal.com.
The Uruguayan has been in prolific form this season, scoring 22 goals so far in the Premier League, making him top goal scorer ahead of Robin van Persie and Gareth Bale.
The form has made him one of the most valued assets in the country, attracting interest from Juventus, according to Metro.
The 26-year-old told how he could leave the club to move to an “elite club”, but Ayre has quashed the statement, claiming that the comments have been taken out of context and their talismanic striker is happy on Merseyside.
The club’s managing director told the BBC: “Yeah, absolutely, there’s a story about Luis every week. It’s in his local language.
“We did a new four-year deal with Luis last summer, he’s had a fantastic season for Liverpool and it doesn’t surprise us every day when he’s linked with a move or he’s asked to comment on it and he makes a comment that gets taken in different directions.
“We love Luis being at Liverpool, our fans love Luis being at Liverpool and he loves being at Liverpool and we fully expect him to be there next season.”
Ayre continued: “He’s spoken to me and he’s spoken to the manager and he’s been quoted very recently, actually saying about how happy he is.
“He’s said he wants to be a part of the team and that’s what we expect. We signed that new contract on the basis that he would continue to provide for us.”
Suarez has scored 50 goals in 92 appearances for Liverpool since his £22.7million move from Ajax in 2011 and Ayre told how he “is a fantastic player and a great contributor to our team”.