Luis Suarez looks set to play a part in Liverpool’s season after all.
The Uruguayan international has spent much of the summer trying to force a move from Anfield, due to his desire to play UEFA Champions League. He felt Arsenal’s bid of a pound over £40million triggered a clause in his contract to allow him to make the move, but his employers insist it merely obliged them to make him aware of the offer.
Suarez then accused Brendan Rodgers of reneging on a promise to let him leave this summer, and this forced the Reds boss to banish him from training until an apology was received. Reports now suggest the 26-year-old has said sorry to the Northern Irishman and his team-mates, and has now returned to the first team group.
Vinny O’Connor, the Sky Sports reporter, said: “Luis Suarez has apologised to Brendan Rodgers and apologised to his team-mates over his general conduct. He has started his re-integration into the Liverpool first team and trained with them on Friday. Good news, in many ways, for Liverpool Football Club. It looks like things are beginning to settle down and Suarez is ready to fight for his first-team place.”
Suarez is ineligible for the first six matches of the season, as he is still serving the suspension handed to him last term after he bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. He is sue to return to contention at the end of September, when Rodgers takes his side to the Stadium of Light to take on Paolo di Canio’s Sunderland.