Despite interest from Arsenal, and rumors of Real Madrid, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to keep Luis Suarez at Anfield.

Rodgers is determined to hold onto his top player as Liverpool prepare for a top four finish next season and Champions League play the following year and see’s the Uruguayan as playing a leading role in his ambitions.

Arsenal has already made an offer of £30 million plus adds-on turned down by Liverpool telling the Gunners that they need at least £40 million if they want to talk.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard just signed a two-year contract extension at the beginning of the week with Rodgers saying Suarez will once again be playing with Gerrard next season, “unless something drastic happens.”

“He is a wonderful player and he is still very much a Liverpool player. No matter who the player is, nobody is bigger than Liverpool Football Club,” said Rodgers.

“‘Luis is a very important member of this squad and I am looking forward to working with him again this season.

“There has been lots of speculation about Luis moving to another club but, as I said, he is very much a Liverpool player.

“We had an offer that was nowhere near what we value him at. Of course he wants to work and play at the top level.

“But unless something drastic happens, he will be staying here. He has got three years left on his contract.”