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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told Saturday's opponents Arsenal a deal to sign Luis Suarez "was never going to happen".
The Gunners made a £40,000,001 bid for the Uruguay international in the belief that would trigger a clause in his contract which was instantly rejected.
Suarez went public with his frustrations by claiming the club had reneged on a deal he claimed allowed him to join a Champions League side.
It made little difference as principal owner John Henry was adamant there would be no sale.
"I understand why Arsenal would want to buy a player of Luis' quality because he is one of the leading strikers in the world but it was something that was never going to happen," said Rodgers ahead of the trip to the Emirates Stadium.
"For us and the institution we are we certainly weren't going to sell to a rival, a competitor, and that was something which was very strong from the off.
"There was all sorts of gossip on the summer b...
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Mikel Arteta believes it is a 'pity' that Arsenal failed to sign his former neighbour Luis Suarez from Liverpool during the summer ahead of Saturday's meeting between the two clubs.
Arsenal offered £40million plus one pound for Suarez during the transfer window, but Liverpool stood firm and refused to sell the Uruguay international.
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Arsenal put in a bid for Suarez of £40 million – plus one pound. The belief at the Emirates was that this would trigger a release clause in his contract.
This proved inaccurate and Liverpool responded with fury, owner John W Henry saying: “What do you think they are smoking over there at the Emirates?”
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