Suarez a poison to reds
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.