Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers looking forward to working with Luis Suárez

Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to working with Luis Suárez next season but says the striker must "move on" from racism row

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Brendan Rodgers admits he is looking forward to working with Luis Suárez next season but says the Liverpool striker must “move on” from last season’s racism row.

The Uruguay striker was handed an eight-game ban by the FA for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in a game at Anfield last October.

Rodgers, who succeeded Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot-seat following the Scot’s dismissal, believes Suárez will reap the rewards of being involved in the Olympic football tournament ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

“It will be fantastic to have Luis coming back, and he is already fighting fit,” said Rodgers. “He will have a couple of days off and join up with us after this weekend.

“He’s been playing games, so he will already be up to a decent level of fitness, maybe even higher really, because he’s had more competitive games.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

“Luis probably still feels a little bit of injustice about last season, but for me the message is that we have to move on.

“We have to move forward. Let’s let it go now, however hard it is.”

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