Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is telling fans not to be upset about star striker Luis Suarez moving to Barcelona and that the clubs ambitions of being the best in the world are still on track.

Speaking for the first time since the 27-year-old Suarez joined Barcelona for £75 million Kop boss Rodgers speaking at a press conference in Copenhagen before Liverpool’s friendly with Brondby is quoted by the Daily Mirror as having said that Liverpool would not miss their top goal scorer.

“Luis going doesn’t lessen our ambitions – we want to continually improve. I thank Luis contribution over the years at the club, he’s a wonderful player, but we will move on,” he explained.

“Luis, in his contribution over the years, has been wonderful but he has moved on and I will concentrate on the players we have – and who have won many games without him playing.”

When asked if the club would be signing any more new players or one that would replace Suarez the Northern Irishman added:

“We’re working hard behind the scenes to get the best players- not a direct replacement, but who can add things to our game again.”

“We will go and do our best. Our best last year nearly won us the title. It’s going to be competitive because everyone is strengthening but the beauty is we are a young group and will progress again.

“It will be a really exciting season and this year we will have the belief to go with the quality. The players we have here are a fantastic group who have won many games without Luis.”

Liverpool lost the match in Denmark 2-1 with Rodgers fielding a young squad of whom Jordan Ibe was the stand out player.