Ian Ayre says Liverpool have to convince Luis Suarez to stay at Anfield

Image: Luis Suarez: Liverpool want to keep the striker

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says it is the club's job to 'convince' reported Arsenal target Luis Suarez to stay at Anfield.

Suarez is due to link up with the Liverpool squad later this month as he is currently enjoying a break after representing Uruguay at the Confederations Cup. Only last week, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed he is in constant contact with Suarez and expressed his hope that the player would stay. Rodgers told talkSPORT: "We communicate in some way nearly every day either through text or conversations. Over the course of the last few months and towards the end of the season there has been a lot of speculation with Luis, but the fact is it remains the same. "We value the player. He had a terrific season for us last year and showed his qualities. Since then I've been in communication with him through texts and conversations on the phone and it [the situation] is pretty much the same. He is a valued player. He is an absolute magician on the field. "Luis is a real competitor, a real winner. He wants Liverpool to do so well but, like every player, every manager, and more importantly every football club, they want to be working at the very highest level. "At the minute he is on a break, he is relaxing with his family. We are in constant communication. He has got three years left on his contract, we don't want to sell him, and we hope everything will be fine for the summer. "We want to bring in few more players to reinforce the group and we think we can put up a real fight next season." Meanwhile, Ayre stated that Liverpool are still in the market for new signings after bringing in Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto so far this summer. Ayre added: "We've got other people in our sights and we'll keep plugging away. But we'll do some more business, there's no doubt about that. "We've brought in great players who recognise we're not in the Champions League but see the size of this club, see the size of the opportunity and what we're trying to build and want to be part of it."

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