Last week, Rodgers admitted chances of keeping the Uruguay international at Anfield for future seasons will depend on to what extent the club can bolster their under-strength squad.
The Liverpool manager, who is intent on signing “two or three” players in the New Year, had said: “That’s the task for everyone here – the manager and the board – to sell the club moving forward.
“I have had great support from Luis since I have been here. Both on and off the pitch he’s really bought into what we are trying to do.
“The way of working suits his style and it’s up to us as a club to keep moving forward and, when you do that, top players want to be around.
“He loves the club, he loves the football and everything about the training. He seems to be in a good place. It’s up to us as a club to add players that can help support him and move us on.”
Suarez has been in outstanding form this season, his equaliser that earned a 1-1 Premier League draw at Chelsea last Sunday his 11th strike of the campaign in all competitions and moving him alongside Manchester United’s Robin van Persie in the leading scorer stakes.
It’s not the first time Mancini has courted members of the current Liverpool squad. The City manager was keen on both Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger during the summer, only for the Anfield outfit to resist the interest – rejecting two bids for Agger – before the duo reaffirmed their commitment by signing new long-term deals.
Agger, meanwhile, is expected to be fit for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Wigan Athletic despite pulling out of Denmark’s midweek friendly in Turkey with a groin strain.