Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers urges supporters to enjoy Luis Suárez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers urges supporters in England to enjoy watching Luis Suárez's "brilliant" performances

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Luis Suárez has scored his 19th goal of the season at Mansfield Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Brendan Rodgers has urged supporters in England to enjoy watching Liverpool’s “brilliant” Luis Suárez.

The Uruguay international took his tally to 19 goals in all competitions this season with Liverpool’s second strike in a 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town in the FA Cup third round.

The 25-year-old was the centre of controversy after the officials missed Suárez’s handball in the lead up to his goal against the Blue Square outfit.

But Rodgers feels Suárez has been unfairly targeted in the top flight this season, and the Reds boss praised the striker’s worth ethic after featuring in his 28th game of the campaign.

“He is a wonderful professional. I think in this country we need to enjoy it whilst he is here because he is a brilliant talent,” said Rodgers.

“He is a good man as well, a good family man, and as a manager, he is someone who wants to come in and work.”

Rodgers added: “He has had seven yellow cards this year, but he hasn’t warranted all seven. He wanted to start yesterday’s game, even though he has really been my only striker for the last six months.

“Yesterday was a game he was up for because it was street football for him, he enjoys that type of game.

“But I can only talk about his talents. I always try to educate the players, with regard to every aspect of their life. As I’ve said, he’s very receptive, and we go forward with him.”

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