Rodgers’ reign excites Suarez

News of the striker’s decision to pen fresh terms has come as welcome relief to all of those at Anfield, following speculation regarding the 25-year-old’s future.

Suarez insists that leaving was never in his thoughts and claims he cannot wait to start the new season under a coach who has forged a reputation for playing the game the right way.

On Rodgers, he told Liverpool’s official website: “He is a good person. I spoke with him last week and he spoke fantastic to me.


“We know what he wants – he wants us to play with the ball all of the time and it’s very important. We try our best in training and we hope to do so in the matches, also.

“He wants us to play with the ball all of the time. He tells us he wants 70-minute or 90-minute concentration all of the time in training. This is very important.

“I am enjoying training and happy with it. It’s important for players to play with the ball all of the time – and with the manager that’s what we’re trying.

“I think he is a good manager and I was impressed with the work he did with Swansea last season. We played them twice and they tried to take the ball from us in good positions with lots of pressure.

“I think Brendan will try the same with Liverpool and we will all try to do our best.”


Suarez only arrived back at the Reds’ Melwood training base on Monday, following his involvement at the 2012 Olympic Games, but claims he is ready to be thrust straight back into action and is hoping the 2012/13 campaign will prove to be a productive one on a collective and personal level.

“I’m happy to be back,” he said.

“Training is going fine. It had been a long time since I’d last seen the boys and the people who work at Melwood, so it’s been great to do that in the last few days. I am happy because I have come back and I am training for the start of the next match.

“I am fit and I can play (on Thursday against Gomel in the Europa League), but it’s not my decision – you’ll have to ask the manager!”

He added: “I know I am a striker and my job is to score, and I try to do this all the time and give my best on the pitch, but I also hope to help the team score goals because when Liverpool win, that is very important for me.”

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