Luis Suarez has arrived in Melbourne, Australia to meet up with the rest of the Liverpool squad and manager Brendan Rodgers.
Suarez is expected to formally tell Rodgers he wants to leave the club, intent on playing Champions League football next season, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Suarez was asked if he was excited to be joining up with his team-mates and if Liverpool fans should be buying shirts with his name on the back – but he snubbed the journalist.
The Reds forward had been granted extended summer leave by the club following his participating in the FIFA Confederations Cup for his country.
Suarez has made it clear in a series of interviews this summer that his future is up in the air.
Rodgers told reporters following Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Indonesia yesterday, “I’m looking forward to seeing him [Suarez], he’s a player I’ve always supported. I understand the situation but the bottom line is he is employed by the club.
“The money goes into his bank at the end of every month, so he should be here. If he’s not, which I doubt, there will be a problem.”
Liverpool play Melbourne Victory in their third pre-season friendly of the summer this Wednesday at 11am (UK). It will be the first time the club has played in Australia, and almost 100,000 fans are expected to attend the game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.