Brendan Rodgers thrilled by Suarez-less Liverpool

The Football Association's punishment of Suarez prompted media speculation that the Uruguayan could be tempted to leave England, but Rodgers said the club would work to keep him in the right frame of mind in preparation for his eventual return to action next season.

updated: April 28, 2013 11:45 IST
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Newcastle: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers heralded his side for drawing a line beneath the Luis Suarez biting affair with an emphatic 6-0 rout of Newcastle United in the Premier League.

In their first game since Suarez was given a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool destroyed Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday to record their most handsome league win since a 6-0 rout of Derby County in September 2007.

Suarez's antics had placed the club under sustained scrutiny in the build-up to the game and Rodgers praised his players for reacting in such scintillating fashion.

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