Premier League: Brendan Rogers Backs Liverpool to Shine Despite Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez - despite his controversies - was a key striker for Liverpool. His transfer to Barcelona though, according to manager Brendan Rodgers - won't have much of an impact on Liverpool in the new English Premier League season.

updated: August 14, 2014 08:22 IST
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London: When Brendan Rodgers jetted off on holiday to New York in June, his biggest worry was whether he had packed enough suncream and poolside reading material.

But by the time the Liverpool manager arrived home later that month his sunlit strolls around Central Park must have seemed a world away as he confronted the nightmare scenario of another Luis Suarez meltdown.

Suarez had already caused Rodgers numerous sleepless nights after his infamous bite on Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 and subsequent failed attempt to engineer a move to Arsenal.

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