Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has no plans to apologise for his recent conduct, Sky Sports understands.
The Uruguay international was criticised for his behaviour by manager Brendan Rodgers last week, towards the end of a preseason which has been dominated by speculation surrounding the future of the striker.
Should he refuse to say sorry, Suarez may be frozen out at Anfield, though it remains unclear whether the Reds will accept an expected third offer for the player’s services from Arsenal.
So far, the Gunners have been rebuffed in their advances for the 26 year old, though with the new Premier League season just days away, they will hope to agree a deal as soon as possible and could make a fresh bid in the next few days.
Elsewhere, the club have been encouraged by the return to action of striker Daniel Sturridge, who was a second half substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Celtic in Dublin on Saturday.
The England international had been expected to miss the season opener against Stoke City, but could now feature having played forty-five minutes in the clubs final preseason friendly.
The defeat to the Scottish champions was a small dent in an impressive close season for the Reds, who won their previous six games, scoring seventeen goals and conceding just one.