LIVERPOOL chairman Tom Werner has allayed fears the club could cash in on Luis Suarez while promising not to repeat previous mistakes in the January transfer window.
Suarez last week emerged as a target for Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini given his outstanding form for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Werner was at Anfield on Saturday to witness the Uruguayan’s brace in the 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday that took him clear as the Premier League’s leading goalscorer with 10 strikes in 12 top-flight games this season, and 13 in all competitions.
With Fenway Sports Group mindful of UEFA’S Financial Fair Play ruling and the Premier League keen to introduce a similar initiative, there are fears Liverpool could be tempted by a massive offer for Suarez.
But asked if the American owners would consider selling the striker in January, Werner added: “Absolutely not.
“We made a long-term contract with him in the summer and we are going to see a lot of his play at Liverpool.
“He's a beautiful player to watch and as a Liverpool fan I hope I'm watching him for many years to come.
“We are playing better and better each week. Our play on Saturday was very spirited and I'm looking forward hopefully to a string of victories.”
Liverpool manager Rodgers has previously expressed the need for “two or three” extra faces in the New Year to augment his understrength squad.
The Anfield outfit have been left with Suarez as their only senior striker given Fabio Borini’s injury and the failure to replace Andy Carroll before transfer deadline day in August.