Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken to Luis Suarez after the striker admitting diving to win a penalty in a Premier League match earlier this season, telling the Uruguayan that he wants the team to win, but in the right way, according to the
Rodgers revealed that he laid out for Suarez that his comments and behaviour risk damaging the reputation of Liverpool around the world, a reputation that as manager Rodgers feels obliged to uphold.
The former Swansea City manager said: “I sat down with Luis and talked to him. He knows how I feel and what we are trying to do. This is a big club, bigger than anyone, and whatever people say goes around the world. He accepts that and understands now.”
Rodgers added: “Anything detrimental towards the club and the group we have here is not something I take lightly.”
The Mirror claims that Rodgers did not raise his voice when speaking to Suarez about the matter, but that Suarez was left in little doubt as to the manager’s thoughts on the matter.
Suarez revealed in an interview that he had “invented a fall” to earn a penalty against Stoke City when the Potters played at Anfield in October. The match ended in a goalless draw after Suarez’s appeals for a penalty went unrewarded by referee Lee Mason.
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