Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez’s best attributes ‘will & desire’
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez's best attributes are his "will and desire"
Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez’s best attributes are the Liverpool striker’s “will and desire”.
The 26-year-old forward, who moved to the Reds from Ajax in January 2011, continued his recent goal-scoring run as he scored twice in a 4-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield on Saturday.
Suarez has scored eight goals in five Premier League games following his return from a 10-game ban, and Liverpool manager Rodgers feels the Urguayan epitomises his team’s mentality.
“He’s up there, because he’s one of the top strikers in the world. We all know his qualities,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“For me, his biggest attribute is his will and desire, that determination to put himself out there every week for the team.
“There was an example of him chasing back into the corner, tracking back, and that’s something that is very important for us if we’re going to succeed.
“Our hallmark and the benchmark of the team, which is Luis’ main attribute, is hard work. That’s great to see.”
Rodgers heaped praise on his midfield after Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson both played crucial roles when it came to carving open the Fulham defence.
“The midfield, as a collective, were outstanding. We kept a clean sheet, which was also very important.
“We were deserving winners; we scored four very good goals and could have had more. The appetite of the players was outstanding.
“We knew we didn’t play as well as we wanted to at Arsenal, but we worked hard. They are one of the form teams in Europe at the moment – we lost the game but still had chances.
“It was going to be important for us to get the three points against Fulham, and we did that with an outstanding team performance.”