The Liverpool manager suggests Arsenal should pay closer to the £100m Real Madrid are set to splash out on the Welshman if they want to sign the wantaway Reds striker

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers striker Luis Suarez is worth as much as Gareth Bale and has reiterated his desire to keep hold of the Uruguay international.

Arsenal are keen to sign the controversial striker and tabled two bids in July with Suarez also signalling his intention to leave Anfield while Real Madrid are in negotiations with Spurs over a €115 million deal for Bale.

However speaking after Steven Gerrard's testimonial at Anfield which the Reds won 2-0 Rodgers insisted the two players were of a similar value and warned the club would fight hard to keep Suarez at the club.

"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" he told reporters.

"You only need to look at the market and when you compare €45m and then Gareth Bale with nine figures.

"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 per cent 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."

Rodgers also insisted the offers the club have received so far for Suarez from Arsenal were too low and that the striker remained an important part of his plans.