Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Suarez: Liverpool Did Not Keep Promise
Telegraph, August 7th, 2013 1:51PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

In an interview with the Telegraph, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has laid bare his frustration at the way his desire to leave the club is not being honored. The Uruguayan confirmed that he will hand in a transfer request before the end of the week if Liverpool does not clear the way for him to move to Arsenal.

“I want to move to play in the Champions League and there is a club offering me that opportunity,” Suarez said. “I have told the manager that I want to leave the club. I am being accused of showing a lack of loyalty but last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we did not qualify for the Champions League the following season then I would be allowed to go.”

He added: “I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish. Now all I want is that Liverpool honor our agreement. Last season, we told Liverpool there was interest from a top European club but they told me: ‘we have a new coach, we are going to push for the Champions League.' I spoke with [coach] Brendan Rodgers several times and he told me: ‘stay another season, and you have my word, if we don’t make it then I will personally make sure that you can leave.'"

Suarez added that his contract was amended to include a clause, which, to his understanding, would allow him to leave Liverpool if an offer for over $62 million came in. Arsenal offered $62 million plus one British pound (roughly $1.5) in an attempt to trigger the release clause, but Liverpool said the clause only required the club to notify Suarez that a bid had come in for him.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Reports: Bale to Miss Crucial Week for Real     
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after ...
Injured Lampard to Miss City's Trip to CSKA    
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the ...
Report: Shakhtar Stadium Damaged in Ukraine War    
Shakhtar Donetsk's Donbass Arena suffered serious damage from gunfire on Monday despite the recent ceasefire agreed ...
Mourinho Swipes at National Team Coaches    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Monday, by ...
Bundesliga: Heaven for Bayern, Hell for BVB    
Pep Guardiola once again lavished high praise on Philipp Lahm after the Bayern Munich veteran put ...
Enrique Dismisses Messi Substitution Row     
Did Lionel Messi refuse to be taken off during Barcelona's 3-0 win against Eibar? No matter ...
Hart: Aguero "Useless" in Practice Sessions    
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's four-goal hero against Tottenham on Saturday, is apparently "useless" at times during ...
Arena: 'We Need to Start Focusing on Playing'    
Bruce Arena suggested that Landon Donovan's long MLS goodbye has become a distraction following the Los ...
Platini: Blatter No Longer Serves Soccer    
UEFA President Michel Platini on Friday launched perhaps his most scathing criticism of FIFA President Sepp ...
Gundogan Back for BVB; Reus, Mkhitaryan Close    
Ilkay Gundogan is set to put 14 months of injury misery behind him on Saturday when ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives