Either Brendan Rodgers has got the best poker face you’ve ever seen (doubtful), is living in a different dimension to the rest of us (probable) or – and this is the bit that will frustrate Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid fans – he is telling the truth and Luis Suarez really isn’t leaving Liverpool after all.
Liverpool might be in the Far East as their pre-season preparations continue, but all the focus is on the Uruguayan who isn’t there.
No, not Sebastian Coates, but Suarez, who is still agitating for a move away even though, so far, it is only Arsenal that have made a bid (if you can call £30m a bid).
The lack of interest from other clubs – specifically Madrid, who have the power to blow any club out of the water with their financial muscle and romantic lure – has made Rodgers bullish about the prospects of keeping his star man (no, not Coates) and it seems that the Liverpool camp is pretty buoyant at this stage of the summer.
Even without Suarez, though, the Reds will be seeing off latest opponents Indonesia on Saturday, as odds of 11/100 show.
Of course, if you’re betting on that you don’t need to be betting (if you have the 100, you don’t need the 11) but as the 13/1 on a home win and the 25/4 on the draw don’t appeal, the way to go here is the 31/50 that there are over 3.5 goals.
Liverpool hit Preston for four last week and looked in decent nick, and with Steven Gerrard back in the fold you can see a few goals for the Reds here.
Indonesia, who haven’t won a match in six attempts in 2013, conceded seven against Arsenal last weekend as they tired badly late on and it could be that Rodgers’ men fill their boots.
And even at quite a short price, the 31/50 on four goals or more looks nailed on.