The former Anfield chief does not believe the Merseyside club would sell the Uruguay international to a top-four rival but acknowledged the 26-year-old's desire to play in Europe

Liverpool's former managing director Christian Purslow expects the club to reject any approaches from Arsenal for wantaway striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan has been the subject of two bids from the north Londoners with the second improved offer worth up to £42 million.

But Liverpool have been steadfast in their determination to keep Suarez adamant he is going nowhere and Purslow does not believe the club would sell to Arsenal.

"If the only offer is from Arsenal I would expect Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool" Purslow told BBC Radio 5 live.

"It's disappointing as a follower of Liverpool that the player has so publicly and so early in the close season made it pretty clear that he would like to move on.