Transfer news: Luis Suarez back in Liverpool first-team fold after apologising

Luis Suarez trained with Liverpool's first-team squad on Friday according to Sky sources, after apologising to his team-mates for his conduct this summer.

After last weekend's friendly defeat to Celtic in Dublin, Rodgers confirmed Suarez would need to say sorry before any reintegration took place. "Initially there will be a recognition that (there needs to be) an apology to his team-mates and the club," he said. "When he is back from his international trip (Suarez went to Japan with Uruguay in midweek) we will assess it from there. "He is a world-class striker and when he is committed to the cause we will welcome him back with open arms." Initially there was some suggestion while he was on international duty that the player's stance had mellowed, with Uruguayan newspaper El Observador quoting him as saying: "For now, owing to all the affection of the people, I would be staying." However, after the 4-2 victory over Japan, in which Suarez scored, the Japanese media reported Suarez as claiming he had never uttered those words. Since Suarez arrived back at the club's Melwood training base, there appears to have been some kind of reconciliation, but Rodgers admitted he did not want give more publicity to a saga which has rumbled on all summer. "There has been so much written and said about Luis over the last few months I don't really want to answer any more questions on Luis Suarez," he said on Thursday. "What I want to concentrate on is the players that are available for this weekend (against Stoke) so I won't be speaking any more about Luis Suarez until he is available. "There is nothing to be said that hasn't already been said. I am sure people are fed up of listening to it and reading about it."

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