Liverpool are currently facing a strong fight to keep Luis Suarez at the club. The striker has made his desire to Liverpool public in the last few days. Arsenal have made an official offer of £ 40 million for the player, but Liverpool have rejected it.
They are extremely insistent on the fact that they would not sell one of their best players to the domestic rival. Further, the club also value the Uruguay star in excess of £ 50 million. A number of Liverpool players have been coming in support of the club.
Captain Steven Gerrard recently said that the player should consider staying at Liverpool after what the club has done during his troubled times in English football.
Now, defender Glen Johnson has also joined the bandwagon by urging the player to stay at the club. Suarez will be missing the first six league matches as a result of an English FA ban. Johnson has said that the club is building for the future under the management of Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool, though, will be without the Champions league football once again and it is thought to be the main factor behind Suarez demanding a transfer.
Johnson is confident that Liverpool will be able to finish in the top four this season.
“We are building under Brendan. With the owners that we have got now, you can see the foundations are there and everything is going the right way. If we can keep the players that we have got here then everything looks promising. The members of staff, the players – we are all the same. We want to keep Luis here. It was good to see Luis back,” said the defender after the striker made an appearance for Liverpool in the friendly match against Melbourne Victory, which finished as a 2-0 win for the English club.