15 Aug 2013

Suarez will stay at Liverpool

8:03 am on 15 August 2013

Unsettled Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has said he will stay at his English Premier League football side Liverpool, despite seeking a transfer.

Suarez was quoted as saying in a newspaper interview from Japan that he'll be staying at Liverpool because of "all the affection of the people".

Uruguay were playing a friendly in Tokyo, which the South Americans won 4-2.

Liverpool have rejected two bids from Arsenal for Suarez, who has been made to train on his own by manager Brendan Rodgers after the 26-year-old accused the club of breaking promises by refusing to let him leave, to fulfil his Champions League ambitions.

On Wednesday, captain Steven Gerrard said he would hate to see Suarez leave Anfield and he was confident that he would not be joining another English club.

Suarez has scored 51 goals in 96 games for Liverpool after joining from Dutch giants Ajax in January 2011.