Rodgers: Suarez deserves PFA award

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that his striker Luis Suarez has matured as a player as is fully deserving of the PFA award, according to Sky Sports.

Liverpool and Chelsea meet this Sunday at Anfield, but 12 months ago an incident involving Luis Suarez biting Branislav Ivanovic took the headlines away from the football.

A year on from the bizarre incident, the 27-year-old has scored 30 league goals this season in 30 matches and looks to be playing some of the best football of his career.

“He is a brilliant talent. I think the supporters have seen him mature over the course of the last season,” said Rodgers.

“I think he was in a real low moment after that game (against Chelsea last year) but he has gone away and probably looked in the mirror and reflected on himself because he is not that type of guy and it probably just spilled over.

“He is a really intelligent man who fits the values of this club, which is all about humility, class and he has all of that.

“He is a sheer winner and that probably overspilled last year, but his development over the last year has been remarkable both on and off the field and Liverpool have benefited from that.

“For me he is the consistently outstanding player over the course of the last year.”

The bill of title clash between Liverpool and Chelsea this Sunday has somewhat diminished after the Blues’ defeat to Sunderland last weekend and it is now hinted that Mourinho may play a weakened team.

Rodgers admitted that he will not change his plan regardless of what the Portuguese boss’ plans are for the upcoming clash.

“They are an outstanding team with lots of good players and a world-class manager,” he said.

“Thankfully for us, we’re playing at Anfield, where we have great support behind us and they’ll be important.

“We don’t change. We are a team who are very aggressive in our attack.”

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