MONTEVIDEO, Montevideo Department (AFP) – Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has said he will stay at Liverpool, despite being unsettled at the English Premier League side and seeking a transfer, El Observador newspaper said on Wednesday.
"Right now, because of all the affection of the people, I'll be staying," the 26-year-old was quoted as saying in an interview from Japan, where Uruguay play a friendly in Tokyo.
Liverpool have had two bids from Arsenal rejected and Suarez has been made to train on his own by manager Brendan Rodgers after accusing the club of breaking promises by refusing to let him leave.
On Tuesday, captain Steven Gerrard said he would hate to see Suarez leave Anfield and he was confident that he would not be joining another English club.
Suarez has scored 51 goals in 96 games for Liverpool after joining from Dutch giants Ajax in January 2011 but is keen to leave to fulfil his Champions League ambitions.