Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been trying to fend off interest from Arsenal for his main striker Luis Suarez. Arsenal have gone public with their interest for the 26-year-old, who has been angling for a move away from Anfield after just two years at the club. Suarez was £ 26 million signing only in 2011, but he has also been one of the best players in the Premier league during this period. The striker came to Anfield with the ambition of playing in Champions league football, but that dream has so far not materialised since the club is yet to finish in the top four for the first time in four years.
Arsenal, though, will be able to offer him Champions league football. Rodgers has been saying on several occasions that he does not see the reason why Suarez should be intent on a move to Arsenal, who are at a smaller level than Liverpool even though they can offer Champions league football. Arsenal are not as prestigious as Liverpool when it comes to history, as their Merseyside rivals have won the European cup five times. It is a record for a British club while Arsenal have not lifted this trophy yet.
Rodgers has now accused Arsenal of lacking class.
“I was surprised. I’ve got to say I’ve always associated Arsenal as a club with class and so there was a wee bit of a game there. For us, it’s about moving on and doing our own work. There will come a point where they understand our position. Obviously they have an interest and they put that interest in with two bids which were nowhere near what the player is worth. That’s within their right. There is a market in football for players,” said Rodgers.
Wenger responded by saying that he would not comment on the Suarez situation.