Rodgers thanks Barcelona-bound Suarez

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Presseye
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Presseye

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has thanked Luis Suarez for the role he has played at Anfield since he took the manager’s job in 2012.

The Merseyside giants today (Jully 11) announced that an agreement had been reached with Barcelona on a deal that will see the Uruguayan striker play for the La Liga outfit next season.

Reports suggest Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, will sign a five-year deal at Camp Nou in a £75 million move.

“Luis is a very special talent and I thank him for the role he has played in the team in the past two years, during my time at Liverpool,” Carnlough man Rodgers said in a statement issued on the club’s website.

“I think he would be the first to accept he has improved as a player over that period, along with the team and has benefited from being here, as we have benefited from him.

“The club have done all they can over a sustained period of time to try to keep Luis at Liverpool. It is with great reluctance and following lengthy discussions we have eventually agreed to his wishes to move to Spain for new experiences and challenges. We wish him and his young family well; we will always consider them to be friends.”