Wednesday 17 January 2018

Suarez a poison to reds

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez
Vincent Hogan

Vincent Hogan

THERE is something increasingly painful about watching

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feign "understanding" for Luis Suarez's position.

The Uruguayan has shown himself to have a neck with the circumference of a sycamore trunk as he seeks a move out of Anfield and we can but imagine the real dynamic within the Liverpool dressing-room just now towards a palpably sulking player.

Rodgers knows the Liverpool board must play poker on the price, but it would be more in his interests if they took £40m today than £50m at the close of the transfer window.

Unhappy players destabilise dressing-rooms and, right now, Suarez is a poison to Liverpool, albeit one that Rodgers cannot publicly acknowledge.

But, oh, to eavesdrop on this week's phone calls home from Bangkok.

Irish Independent

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