Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is relaxed over the future of controversial striker Luis Suarez.
Suarez had previously made clear his desire to join Real Madrid after declaring his affection for the Spanish giants, while German treble winners Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move for the Uruguayan.
However, Rodgers insists that he has made the club’s stance on the matter clear to Suarez.
“I haven’t spoken to him,” Rodgers told The Liverpool Echo. “I’ve exchanged messages. For me it’s quite simple. The club is in control of the situation.
“We’re in a situation that we’ve got a player that we don’t want to lose and Suarez is important to the team we’re building.”
Rodgers stressed that the 26-year-old holds Liverpool in extremely high regard but that his feelings for the club rarely take precedence in the media.
“The problem is with Luis, he says he loves Liverpool, the people and the city, but that doesn’t get reported much,” he added.