Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the Uruguay striker Luis Suarez by saying that he is the type of player he likes a lot. Luis Suarez was at his best in the Europa league match against FC Gomel.
The Liverpool FC t-shirts ran out 3-0 winners on the night and 4-0 winners on aggregate. This has put them into the group stages of the Europa league, which will be some relief for the club that has been without Champions League football for the last three seasons. Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Juventus through to the summer, but he recently signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Brendan Rodgers showed why he is regarded with a lot of respect to the club following the goals against FC Gomel. Luis Suarez and the latest signing for Liverpool – the former Chelsea forward Fabio Borini – were on target in this match. This was an extremely good precursor for Liverpool ahead of the start of the new season. Many expected Luis Suarez to struggle this season after coming on the back of a disappointing campaign with Uruguay at the London Olympics 2012. Despite having a very strong team at the football tournament, Luis Suarez could not help Uruguay to win the gold medal.
“Luis is an incredible player. He has come back to us and looked great in training. He is so creative in the box but he also presses very well when he doesn’t have the ball. He is the type of player I love. He is in love with football. He has such passion for the game. His combination work with Steven Gerrard and Fabio Borini was excellent,” said Brendan Rodgers after the match. Liverpool will be starting the new season with the away match against West Bromwich Albion, who are managed by the former assistant manager Steve Clarke.
Newly appointed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he does not expect star striker Luis Suarez to be sold by the club in the summer. The Uruguay striker has been linked with a move away from Liverpool throughout the season after having suffered a number of issues both on and off the field.
However, the arrival of former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has instilled a new confidence at the club. Luis Suarez is widely regarded to be one of the best strikers in the Premier league at the moment. Hence, Brendan Rodgers does not see the need to sell the Uruguay striker, according to the Liverpool news website.
Only a few months ago, Luis Suarez openly admitted that he would be open to a move to a French club like PSG or even a Spanish club like Barcelona. Even though there are not concrete offers yet on the table, it is thought that it would be only a matter of time before they arrive. However, Brendan Rodgers has struck a massive blow in the hopes of the clubs looking to sign the Uruguay striker. Suarez finished the last season as the top scorer at the club with 17 goals to his name.
“It is thought Juventus were about to offer £16million or try to broker a cash plus player deal involving Eljero Elia or Milos Krasic. But Rodgers has spoken with Luis to gain his confidence and explain the new project and his role in the team. Luis is calm about everything,” said a Liverpool source to the British tabloid The Sun.
Suarez, like Steven Gerrard, also welcomed the appointment of Rodgers by saying that he expects Liverpool to challenge for the top positions next season. “I have to say Swansea were a pleasant surprise in the Premier League. They always tried to play football with short-pass combinations,” said Suarez.