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‘Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers has handled Luis Suárez saga brilliantly’

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge praises John W Henry and Brendan Rodgers for their handling of the Luis Suárez saga

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John Aldridge has heaped praise on John W Henry and Brendan Rodgers for their brilliant handling of the Luis Suárez saga this summer.

The Reds have maintained their firm stance that the 26-year-old won’t be sold despite stating his desire to join a club playing in the Champions League, with Arsenal making two unsuccessful bids for the forward.

However, Aldridge does feel the Uruguay international should apologise to the club’s supporters after Reds fans stood by their talisman despite Suárez attempting to force a move away from Anfield.

“Luis Suárez has been welcomed back into the Liverpool squad but the striker still has plenty of making up to do with the club’s supporters,” Aldridge wrote in his Daily Post column.

“I’m delighted that Suárez is still our player after a summer-long saga when he has repeatedly tried to get himself a move away from Anfield.

“I’ve got to say the club have handled it brilliantly and I take my hat off to owner John W Henry and manager Brendan Rodgers for the way they have refused to be bullied into a deal.

“Rodgers is obviously convinced that Suárez is ready to knuckle down after allowing him back to work with his team-mates following a week spent training on his own.

“However, there still hasn’t been any sort of public apology.

“Before Suárez makes his comeback from suspension he needs to go on LFC TV or speak to the fans via the local paper and say sorry to them for the way he has treated the club.

“He needs to admit that he has been badly advised and that he regrets the disrespect he has shown. He needs to vow to give everything to fire us back into the Champions League.

“I am very disappointed by the way he has behaved this summer and he has been made to look foolish.”

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