• Premier League

Liverpool set Suarez future deadline

ESPN staff
July 5, 2013

Liverpool have given Luis Suarez until July 22 to sort out his future before he is ordered back to report for the club's pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, according to the Daily Mirror.

Suarez, 26, has been linked with a summer exit from Anfield after repeatedly speaking of his unhappiness of living in England, while also talking up a move to Real Madrid.

The Reds, however, do not want to lose their most prolific player and want him to join up with the squad after his holiday in South America, following his participation in the recent Confederations Cup in Brazil.

No decision has yet been made as to where the Uruguay international will be told to meet up with his team-mates, but he could be wanted to participate in Liverpool's first game of the tour against Melbourne on July 24, in the city's famous cricket ground.

The club are likely to demand him to return in time for the last leg of the tour, if not before, when they take on a Thailand XI in Bangkok on July 28.

The Daily Mirror claim that, as of yet, no offer has been received for the player from any side, while Madrid have yet to even contact Liverpool.

The situation therefore is frustrating both the club and manager Brendan Rodgers, who want Suarez's future resolved long before the start of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 17.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.