Brendan Rodgers remains adamant that Liverpool will hang onto Luis Suarez this summer, and says any bid for the 26-year-old would have to be in the range of what it took Paris Saint-Germain to land Suarez's fellow Uruguayan compatriot Edinson Cavani.
Rodgers is convinced that the wantaway striker is among the best players in the world and says any bid for Suarez would have to reflect his talent, though Rodgers remains hopeful of keeping Suarez at Anfield regardless.
"When you consider that Cavani has gone for 55 million pounds you know ... Luis is up there in that bracket of top talent," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "Obviously it was an offer [from Arsenal] we didn't deem worthy of the talent, and even if they came back with that kind of amount, there's no guarantee he would be sold even for that because we are trying to build something here."
Rodgers feels that Liverpool is at point where it has the leverage in the situation considering that he does not feel like the club is in a position where it has to sell the controversial striker.
"We are totally in control of the situation, it is one where we don't have to sell," Rodgers said. "He has got three years left on his contract.
"We are prepared to get some players in and spend money without having to sell Luis Suarez."