Transfer news: Everyone at Liverpool 'is waiting to see what will happen' over the future of Luis Suarez, reveals Joe Allen
The striker is the subject of a £40m bid from Arsenal
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is not interested in becoming involved in the future of Luis Suarez, but admits everyone at the club is waiting to see how the situation plays out.
Liverpool's leading striker has informed the club he wants to move to a team that can offer Champions League football, and Arsenal have since answered his call with a £40m bid to take him to the Emirates.
However, Liverpool are determined not to sell, at least at that price.
There are suggestions that Suarez could take his case to the Premier League, with Arsenal's most recent bid of £40m plus £1 thought to have triggered a release clause in his contract. Liverpool dispute this is the case.
While the future of the former Ajax striker has dominated headlines this summer, Allen, unlike captain Steven Gerrard who has told Suarez he wants him to stay, has steered clear of becoming involved in the saga.
"I think there are individual situations and as players you just get on with it," he said.
"You keep your nose out. We are all waiting to see what will happen."
But the Wales international feels there are more goals in the side now than 12 months ago to lessen the impact should Suarez depart. At the start of last season Suarez, who finished the campaign with 30 goals, almost single-handedly carried the club as their only senior striker after Andy Carroll was loaned to West Ham and a last-minute deal for Clint Dempsey fell through.
This summer manager Brendan Rodgers has brought in attacking reinforcements early, securing the services of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas and Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto, and is currently pursuing a £21.8m deal for Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa.
"Maybe that was a slight problem last year in that we didn't quite get the players we wanted in time and it left the squad a bit bare at times," Allen added.
"There were a lot of games, especially early on in the season, when we didn't quite get the breakthrough goal.
"But with the quality that has been brought in to add to the quality we already have, you can see the attacking way we want to play and we are reaping the rewards of that.
"This season we have had the chance to get players in early, which has been great to allow us to have a full pre-season working together.
"If we have any injuries or suspensions we have players who can step in and do the job just as well, so I think the signs are really positive in those regards."
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