Date: 9th October 2013 at 10:41am
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Liverpool’s Chairman Tom Werner has told us what he thinks of Luis Suarez’s decision to stay at Liverpool and the plans the club have for the striker. Werner was speaking to The Mirror in an exclusive interview and highlighted that Suarez is part of the future long term plans of the club.

“There was interest in him from other clubs throughout the summer but it was important for us to try to keep him,” Werner said. “He is one of the great players of the world and we felt that we would be a stronger club with him than without him.

“That does not mean I don’t respect his intense desire to play in the Champions League. But it would be a very happy day next May if and when we get to the Champions League by finishing in the top four and he is part of it.

“It is our intention to keep him for a while. Our intention is to build a winning club and he is integral to that. The past is the past and I have great affection for him personally.

“I give Brendan Rodgers an enormous amount of credit for making sure Luis knew how needed he was at Liverpool. Brendan made it plain to him how much he was going to be embraced by the fans, and the supporters have been terrific.”

Based on what Werner has to say, the part that really strikes out to me is when the Liverpool Chairman says “the past is the past”. Suarez has done some really bad things in the past like the Evra saga and the biting incident and as a club we can not continue to hold onto that and we must forgive, forget and move on and I am glad that is what Werner has decided.

Suarez himself has come out and said he is a changed man and is a whole lot calmer now I am sure Suarez too wants to put the past behind him and focus on the future. A future which hopefully lies with Liverpool. We all know Suarez wants Champions League football, so too does everyone else at Liverpool and we are certainly headed in the right direction to achieve that.