Jun 24, 2014; Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BRAZIL; Uruguay forward Luis Suarez (9) salutes the fans after their 1-0 win over Italy in a 2014 World Cup game at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers : Liverpool FC is bigger than any individual

It’s official; Luis Suarez is no longer a Liverpool player. The Uruguayan’s departure for Barcelona was not a surprise but it has still had a profound effect on fans worldwide. Tributes for the star have been posted all over the net with many questioning how the reds will get by without him.

I for one am not sorry to see the back of the feisty forward despite his brilliance. Considering that he was going to be missing through suspension for the early part of the season I think we have done amazingly well to get the price we did. And everybody seems to have forgotten that his previous indiscretions have cost the club dearly. His absence at the start of last season cost us the title. A bold statement I know but during that time we lost at home to Southampton and drew away to Swansea, games in which a Suarez on top form would have made a difference. I agree with Brendan Rodgers completely in statement about the Suarez departure.

“If there is one thing the history of this great club teaches us, it is that Liverpool FC is bigger than any individual,” he said. 

We are more than Luis Suarez.

We are more than Luis Suarez.

So from me it is thank you Luis and goodbye, but at the same time good riddance.

“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,” said Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on the clubs official 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 has 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.

“We are focused on the future, as we strive to continue with the progress we have made and build on last season’s excellent Barclays Premier League campaign.

“I am confident we will improve the team further and will be stronger for this coming season, when we will be competing on all fronts; domestically and in the greatest club competition in the world, the Champions League.

“If there is one thing the history of this great club teaches us, it is that Liverpool FC is bigger than any individual. I hope our supporters continue to dream and believe that we are moving forward and with continued improvement and progression, together we will bring the success we all crave and deserve.”


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