Suarez has made me better, admits Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised top scorer Luis Suarez, saying that the Uruguayan has “done everything that you would need to do at the top level of the game as a player.”
Speaking at the FWA dinner Rodgers was effusive in his praise for Suarez, a player who very nearly led Liverpool to the title.
“I know for however long I am at Liverpool, whenever I leave I will have become a better manager and a better person because of Luis Suarez and for that I thank him so much,” said Rodgers.
“For me, he has challenged me every day of my life. For a young manager like myself coming into a club like Liverpool, I understand the pressures of the club and those pressures include everything that involves managing top players.”
This season the 26 year old forward has been sensational in the Premier League, scoring 31 times. He was named the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year and looks set to stay with the club despite interest from Spain.
Suarez’s time under Rodgers has been dogged with controversy though with bans for racially abusing Patrice Evra and biting Branislav Ivanovic.
Rodgers has stuck by his player throughout this and Suarez rewarded him with some electric performances this season and the Northern Irishman was keen to praise Suarez’s work ethic.
He is a winner, his determination is unique, he is absolutely relentless. He is someone that trains every single day of his life. He doesn’t look for an excuse.”
With 31 league goals Luis Suarez was the top scorer in the Premier League this season.