Luis Suarez credits Brendan Rodgers with developing him into the Barcelona Pichichi he is today

Brendan Rodgers Luis Suárez Liverpool

Luis Suarez has heaped praise upon his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Uruguyan spent two seasons at Anfield with the Northern Irishman, and while he eventually left for the pull of Barcelona and Champions League triumph, Suarez’s affection and respect for Rodgers was always evident.

Even just seeing them laughing and joking at Melwood (as in picture above), it was clear that the pair shared a strong working relationship.

In the 2013-14 season, Rodgers had Liverpool playing the most exciting football in the league, with Luis Suarez front and centre in attack.

They came agonizingly close to winning the title that season, only to slip at the final hurdle, as Manchester City crept back to snatch it from their claws.

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Rodgers did everything he could to hold onto the Uruguayan, but despite his eventual departure, Suarez has never forgotten Rodgers’ influence on his career, and believes that he helped develop him into the Barcelona Pichichi he is today.

“He is one of the best coaches in Europe and I am not surprised he is looking to get back in to the game because it is a game he loves.

“I am glad he has taken his time since leaving Liverpool. He should only be looking at the top jobs, with the top clubs, who will be playing Champions League football.

“If it was not for Brendan, then I know I would not be the same player that you see at Barcelona today.’

“Such a big part of my education is down to him and his management.

“Of course he works to make the team stronger but he really works on a one to one level with the players.

“He will sit down with each player at the club, and work on where you can improve, where you can exploit opposition, he leaves nothing to chance.

“He is a very intelligent man. If the players at his next club listen to his words, they will become better players for sure.”

(Via Echo )