Liverpool director: Suarez isn't for sale... probably

Liverpool’s business development director Jonathan Kane has made some cryptic comments with regards to the future of Luis Suarez.

The future of Liverpool’s star striker Luis Suarez seems to take a dramatic twist on a daily basis with one of the club’s most senior officials indicating that no one really knows what’s going on at Anfield.

The official line coming out of the club is that Suarez isn’t for sale and that’s not going to change until the transfer window opens and the clubs linked with him can get the ball rolling.

“In terms of Luis Suarez, he is a Liverpool player and he is still on contract. He is not for sale,” Kane told The Jakarta Post.

However, Kane goes on to show a little bit of reluctance in terms of stating whether or not Suarez will definitely be on the club’s pre-season tour of Jakarta next month.

“If he is available ... yes [for the tour of Jakarta],” he added.

That means one of two things.

Either he’s speaking out of pure honesty and that availability is being questioned in terms of Suarez’s fitness or he knows something he’s not allowed to talk about, leading to reluctance to say Suarez will definitely be present on the tour.

Fingers cross for Liverpool it’s something simple like suggestions going around Liverpool that Suarez may be allowed some extra time off due to his commitments with Uruguay at the Confederations Cup this summer.

That’s a stance that some clubs have used before, with players needing a little extra rest before getting back into the harsh routine of pre-season fitness.

However, if that was the case then why doesn’t Kane just come out and say so?

There’s no harm at all in him suggesting that’s an idea Liverpool are thinking about, despite the fact he has no obvious connection with the direct running of Brendan Rodgers’ team.

With all of the links and rumour suggesting various clubs are going to sign Suarez, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that some of them have already started talking to his representatives.

That puts Liverpool in a very awkward position because while officials from the club will always stress the official ‘he has a contract, he’s not for sale’ line of proceedings, they may be aware of unofficial talks which put them into a vulnerable position when they are more deeply questioned.

It looks like it could go either way at the moment but get used to hearing that official line from Liverpool until July 1 arrives and we can find out what’s really going on.

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