Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers hopes Luis Suarez situation can be 'resolved amicably' in hope to keep striker at Liverpool
Reds' manager believes the Uruguayan does have a future at Anfield despite his refusal to apologise for recent comments
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the situation with striker Luis Suarez wanting a move away from Anfield can be “resolved amicably” and that their relationship is not beyond repair.
Rodgers also revealed the club are working on new signings, and he is “confident of adding to the team”.
Suarez has been made to train alone by Rodgers until he apologises publicly and privately for his recent conduct, a move he is highly unlikely to make according to reports today.
The Reds are standing firm on keeping the Uruguayan, with Arsenal the favourites to sign the 26-year-old after tabling a £40m plus £1 bid.
"It is something that we have to do everything we can to fix," Rodgers told the club's official website.
"If we have got to sit and wait, then so be it. But this is a club that has got great values, and we hope that the situation can be resolved amicably, and I am sure it will be.
"There has been a lot said and a lot reported, and we have made a stance, as a club and as a manager, of the commitment and the standards required.
"If you don't have that commitment and those standards then you won't play. It's as simple as that.
"There's no problem between me and him, it is quite calm. But obviously I have got to respect the club and the team.
"It doesn't matter who you are, if they're not pulling their weight then they are letting down the club, the city and everyone who has stood by them.
"So until I get that assurance that we are going to get nothing but 100 per cent commitment, then there will be no solution."
As for incoming transfers, Rodgers said: “"There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes.”
He added: “Obviously it's not easy. We have seen that from other clubs' experiences as well. But I'm confident we will add to the team. I don't think there is any doubt that we need that.
"The players that we've brought in have added great depth and support to the team, but I think for us now, that little bit of quality could really set us up for an exciting season.
"Everyone at the club, the recruitment team, the board and ourselves, we are all working hard to make that happen, and hopefully we can.
"There's money there available to get in the right types of players, but we don't want to panic and just bring in anyone. It has to be someone who can come in and improve the team."
The club have already signed Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto this summer.
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