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Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager still angry with Liverpool for not selling Suarez to him

Wenger says he feels no sympathy for Liverpool over how they lost Raheem Sterling to Liverpool

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  play Wenger still has a grudge with Liverpool (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Action Images via Reuters / Jason O'Brien play Wenger says he feels no sympathy for Liverpool for losing Sterling

Arsene Wenger still has a grudge against Liverpool for refusing to sell Luis Suarez to him in 2013.

Wenger was after the then want-away Liverpool striker but had a bid rejected after activating his release clause with a f £40million plus £1 offer.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's Monday night league clash against Liverpool, Wenger says he is struggling to feel sorry for the club over Raheem Sterling's acrimonious departure from Anfield this summer.

Last year, Liverpool sold Suarez to Barcelona and also lost their best player (Sterling) this summer to Manchester City for £49m.

"Liverpool make their own decisions. They refused to sell us [Luis] Suarez so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them," Wenger said.

  play Arsene Wenger wanted Luis Suarez from Liverpool before he was sold to Barcelona (Omnisports)


"I personally rate Raheem Sterling, we will see that in the longer term.

"I personally don’t think that Sterling was making a lot of drama. It’s just during the transfer window that that happened.

"During the season the boy was quiet, never made any stupid statement. I don’t think he made too much noise.

"Will they miss him? He’s a quality player. But they bought [Roberto] Firmino. We will see what he will produce. He is a similar player.

"But let’s remember two years ago with Suarez, [Daniel] Sturridge and Sterling, they scored over a hundred goals. Score more than a hundred goals in the Premier League, you need special quality to do that, and Sterling was part of that."

Watch Sterling's goals, assists and skills below:

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