Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Luis Suarez will be at the club next season.
When the 27-year-old pushed for a move 12 months ago, Arsenal’s offer of £40million plus £1 was rejected, he cited the lack of Champions League football as his reason for wanting to go.
However, Suarez will have that stage to perform on at Anfield next term following the Reds’ second-placed finish.
And amid fresh speculation the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are plotting moves, Rodgers admits he expects the worlds best to stay.
As quoted on the Daily Mirror website, he said: “The last conversation I had with Luis we spoke a lot and I know he is very happy here.
“He has had a marvellous season.
“He has picked up all the awards, ones that were very important to him from his peers.
“He’s contributed massively to our success this season and he is happy in the Premier League.
“He has turned a corner in terms of how he’s perceived in England.
“Of course in football you can’t promise anything but I am confident Luis will be a big part of the future here.”