20 Jul 2013 23:01

The Reds boss is very confident that the wantaway Uruguayan will arrive in Australia this evening to hook up with the squad

Rodgers hasn't seen Suarez since he revealed on international duty that he wished to leave Anfield Rodgers hasn't seen Suarez since he revealed on international duty that he wished to leave Anfield

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Brendan Rodgers ­insists Luis Suarez is not for sale and will join up with Liverpool’s squad Down Under ­tonight, writes the Sunday People .

And the Kop boss rubbished suggestions his star striker could go AWOL.

It will be the first time Rodgers has had face-to-face talks with the player since the Uruguayan dropped the bombshell that he wants to quit Anfield.

Club officials, who turned down a ­£30million offer from Arsenal, will inform Suarez in Melbourne that he is going ­nowhere.

But despite the hard line ­being ­taken, it is feared that Suarez will spell out his ­determination to leave in ­order to play Champions League football.

The Gunners are keeping tabs on the situation and are ready to up their bid to £40m with add-ons included.

Suarez – who will fly to Australia from Montevideo – was keen to join Real Madrid, but they have not made an ­offer, ­leaving Arsenal in pole ­position.

“Luis is on the plane and we will see him in Melbourne,” said Rodgers following ­yesterday’s 2-0 win over an Indonesia XI in Jakarta.

“I’m looking forward to ­seeing him. He’s a player I’ve always supported. I ­understand the situation but the bottom line is he’s employed by the football club.

“The money goes into his bank at the end of every month so he should be here.

“If he’s not there, which I very much doubt, there will be a ­problem. He will be there. He’s a good guy.”

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