Brendan Rodgers says he now values Luis Suarez at £100m. The Uruguay international is wanted by the Reds' Premier League rivals Arsenal and Arsene Wenger has reportedly made multiple bids for the 26-year-old striker, the last of which was reportedly in excess of £40m, according to the BBC.
Anfield chiefs have repeatedly stated Suarez will not be allowed to leave and Rodgers was earlier quoted as valuing the former Ajax forward at £55m.
However, with Real Madrid reportedly offering a massive £105m package to Tottenham for Welsh winger Gareth Bale, the Reds' boss has revised the potential price tag on Suarez.
"Every single player in the world has a value, but it's not something we're thinking about. We're in no hurry to sell Luis or any other player. You only need to look at the market, and when you compare €45m and then Gareth Bale with nine figures," the ex-Swansea City boss explained.
"Bale and Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League last year, so you can't say Bale is valued at over 100% more. We as a club are very strong in our belief in what we're doing and no one will be moving out of here in a hurry," he added.
Rodgers also stressed there were no new developments on this front and that he expected none. Suarez has been training with the Liverpool first team, preparing for the 2013/14 Premier League.
He made a substitute appearance in club captain Steven Gerrard's testimonial against Olympiakos at Anfield. The hosts won 2-0, with goals from Welsh midfielder Joe Allen and England youngster Jordan Henderson.
However, Rodgers also struck a note of caution, adding fuel to speculation the Gunners might do enough to unsettle Suarez and force a transfer.
"I have spoken to Luis a number of times over the summer and the more he is around the group and the supporters the more he will understand this club. There does come a point, of course. We only want players who are 100% committed here," he explained.
Meanwhile, there are no new developments, as yet, in the Reds' pursuit of Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa. The Brazilian international is the subject of a £20m bid from Merseyside but the La Liga outfit have yet to respond. Sky Sports believes the offer has triggered a release clause in the 24-year-old forward's contract.