Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told Luis Suarez it would be a career blunder to leave Anfield.
The Uruguayan is being pursued by Arsenal, who had a bid of £40million plus £1 for the striker rejected this week.
Suarez and his representatives may yet argue that are now in a position to negotiate with the Gunners but Liverpool will try to reject that claim.
And Rodgers has little doubt Suarez would regret leaving Liverpool if he were to depart.
Rodgers, quoted in The Guardian, said: "I know what we are trying to build and grow, so why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal?
"I am not sure that it adds up, to be honest. Arsenal has a wonderful history in its own right but Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Okay, we might not be in the Champions League and haven't been for a while now but our competitors have grown around us and we have to step up to the challenge now.
"Would it be a mistake for Luis to leave? 100%. The team was built ...