Brendan Rodgers ready to sell Liverpool star Luis Suarez after biting incident
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims the club could ship off Luis Suarez after the striker’s involvement in a biting incident with Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Anfield vowed to protect the image of the club and admitted he was ready to make sacrifices in order to preserve the values of the club.
Brendan Rodgers explained that players had to be responsible for their actions. The former Swansea City manager’s statements arrive after Luis Suarez was caught biting Branislav Ivanovic’s forearm in the game at Anfield on Sunday. The match drew at 2-2 with the man in the spotlight scoring for the Reds moments before the final whistle.
The phrase “ignorance is a bliss” came true for Brendan Rodgers when a reporter tried to show him a freeze frame of Luis Suarez’s latest scandal. However, Brendan Rodgers did promise to launch an internal investigation into the whole biting incident and admitted the club was waiting on word from the Football Association.
Match referee Kevin Friend missed the biting incident on the field, still the FA is expected to take severe notice of the whole saga. Luis Suarez is widely considered to be the apple of Brendan Rodgers’ eyes, but this incident has forced the gaffer to reconsider him favorite son of Liverpool.
“I will make an honest appraisal of it. I will review and we will review it as a club. There is certainly no one bigger than this football club, as a player or a manager,” said Brendan Rodgers.
As football managers, staff and players we're representing this great football club off the field and in particular on the field.
“It's just not the time to comment realistically on it now. If you ever lose a player you can't replace, the next one comes along. The standards at this football club have been met for many years and that's why it is the worldwide institution that it is.
“The history of this club is about respect and how people are treated. And that is something that will always be maintained here and will always be long after I am gone.”
If Luis Suarez is handed a lengthy ban, it won’t be his first. The notorious Uruguayan striker was handed a seven-match ban in 2010 while played for Ajax for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal. Soon after his arrival at Liverpool, Luis Suarez found himself guilty of racial abuse against Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, the punishment of which got him banned for eight games.
“I will always defend people if I think they are right and if I think they are wrong, I will tell them as I has already happened this season with Luis. And we move on from it,” Brendan Rodgers added. “People have to accept it when they do wrong if that's what the case is. They have to accept the consequences accordingly.”