Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that for the Reds to sell Suarez they would have to receive a bid similar to what Real Madrid are willing to pay for Gareth Bale saying that a huge bid from a club like Real Madrid would be hard to turn down.
As of now the Merseyside club has only received two bids from Arsenal turning down their last offer of £40 million plus one pound for the Uruguayan striker with Rodgers saying that there is no way that Bale is worth double of what Suarez is.
“Every player has a valuation but you have to look at the market,” said Rodgers.
“With Gareth Bale they are talking about £100m and Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League last season.
“You can’t say that Gareth Bale is valued at over 100 per cent more. We are a club with strong beliefs in what we are doing and nobody will be moving out of here.
“There is, of course, a point where you only want players who are totally 100 per cent committed to being here and I have spoken to Luis countless times over the course of the summer.
“Speculation can be difficult for players but he is back training and back working. The more he is around the group here, the more he is around the great support here, the more he will understand.”
Suarez voiced his desire to play Champions League football while on international duty for Uruguay during the Confederations Cup yet is still not to hand in an official transfer request.
The striker received a friendly welcome from the Anfield crowd when he came on to play for 30 minutes during Steven Gerrard’s testimonial against Greek side Olympiakos.
Rodgers said of the reception: “He was probably humbled by it. There may have been that bit of trepidation about the reaction he would get.
“But people who have been at this club a lot longer than me know this is the Liverpool way. They always respect people and always respect their own.
“Luis is still very much part of what we are doing here. That was the message from them, they love him. We all love him – manager, players, and supporters.
“There have been a lot of stories but for all the speculation from the end of last season, we have only had two bids from one club, which are nowhere near our valuation,” added Rodgers.
“Until anything dramatic changes, we have to get him up to speed for when he is fit.”
About the testimonial Rodgers was quick to praise his team captain saying: “Steven should take all the adulation because he absolutely deserves it.”
“He is a player who has been so dignified in everything he has done on and off the field.
“Let’s hope he can continue to show the same hunger he has shown the last few years and we can have a happy and successful couple of years to come.”