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Luis Suárez Trains With Liverpool Teammates (PICTURES)

16/08/2013 16:04 BST

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has returned to first-team training amid reports he has finally apologised to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers said the Uruguayan would have to show contrition in order to return to the first-team fold after Suárez claimed his coach had reneged on a pledge to let him leave for a Champions League side.

Liverpool would not confirm how - or even whether - an apology had been made ahead of their Premier League season opener with Stoke on Saturday.

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Suárez is suspended for the opening six domestic matches of the campaign as he serves out his 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanović.

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Arsenal have had two bids for the player rejected, including one of £40,000,001 in an attempt to activate a clause in the 26-year-old's contract.

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After last weekend's friendly defeat to Celtic in Dublin, Rodgers confirmed Suárez would need to say sorry before any reintegration took place.

"Initially there will be a recognition that (there needs to be) an apology to his team-mates and the club," he said.

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"When he is back from his international trip (Suarez went to Japan with Uruguay in midweek) we will assess it from there.

"He is a world-class striker and when he is committed to the cause we will welcome him back with open arms.