Brendan Rodgers talks Luis Suarez

After the emphatic pre-season victory in Oslo, Brendan Rodgers was quizzed about Luis Suarez' earlier outburst.

"My conversations with players will always remain private. I'll never disclose any conversation between a player and I.

"In terms of the remarks that were made, this is a football club that has always worked a certain way. The Liverpool Way is all about a club with ambition, a club that strives to be the very best, a club that is about commitment - that means that everyone is committed to the cause of fighting for the shirt.

"It's also about dignity and being dignified in how you speak about the club, on and off the field, and it's about unity.

"Those are the four values that run through my mind when I think about Liverpool. Those are the values we will always retain. If anyone steps outside of that standard, I will deal with it. That's something that we'll do.

"It means that we have a standard at Liverpool that I will fight for my life to retain. There will never be any player or person bigger than the club.

"Professionally, Luis Suarez has given me everything since I came into the football club, but there is obviously a way in which you have to speak. This is a club that has offered Luis Suarez the utmost respect since the day he walked through the door.

"That's something that over the course of the coming weeks you need to have when you work for Liverpool Football Club. You've got supporters and players that have given Luis Suarez absolutely everything - they backed him to the hilt.

"Even at the weekend, when we had Steven Gerrard's testimonial game, the supporters raised the roof for him. That's something that I will always fight to retain at the football club, because that is what Liverpool is about - respect, humility and real dignity."

The Luis Suarez saga rumbles on...

4 comments on
Brendan Rodgers talks Luis Suarez

  1. ive been a liverpool fan for 28 years and its the real first time ive been disappointed in a player/saurez. i just want liverpool to get rid nw he is not worthy to wear a liverpool shirt no more so quicker he is gone the better.

  2. Luis, all of us here are working class, have family, like watching good football. I have been a LFC supporter for 33 years. At times, humility is important, how one response and react says a lot of the strength and depth of one’s character.

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