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Suárez opens up about Rodgers convincing him to stay at Liverpool


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Suarez talks about key phone call from Rodgers

There have been only a handful of forwards who have been as successful and influential as Uruguayan icon Luis Suárez.

From his entry season to Europe with FC Groningen to his introduction to the continent with Ajax Amsterdam and then a rise to prominence with Liverpool, Suarez has been at the forefront of advanced debate for more than a decade.

But it was a key phone call from Brendan Rodgers that kept the Salto native at Liverpool, ending an additional two glorious years at Anfield for the now Atletico Madrid star.

In an interview with UEFA.com (with quotes provided by the Echo of Liverpool) in the run-up to his return to Merseyside tomorrow as Mattresses Clash with the Reds of Jürgen Klopp and in need of a three-point loot, Suárez shed light on the situation and what was about to be and what was not;

“I think I had been at Liverpool for a year and a half when Brendan took over in July 2012. At that time, I had the opportunity to sign for other clubs that were contacting me, but he called me when I was in Uruguay on vacation, to tell me that he had another way of thinking, that he wanted to change the club and its philosophy, that he wanted the club to return to the Champions League and fight to win great trophies, that he was going to make the team play great football.

He asked me to believe and trust him. I enjoyed that talk. I liked his conviction, the philosophy he wanted to implement at the club, so I spoke with my agent and with the club to tell him that I didn’t want to leave, that I wanted another chance to succeed at Liverpool ”.

In a revelation corroborated by Arsenal de Football’s chief reporter, London Chris WheatleySuárez wanted to move to Premier League rivals Arsenal in the same summer before Rodgers convinced the Uruguayan to give Merseyside another chance.

Fortunately for Liverpool fans around the world, Suarez remained at Anfield for two more seasons, where he would end up scoring 61 goals in 81 appearances across all competitions, including a total of 31 goals in his final Premier League season during 2013. – 14 campaign.

The homecoming of a dear ex red

Given that Atlético de Madrid currently ranks second in Champions League group B with 4 points with FC Porto, while trailing Liverpool by a five-point margin, Suárez has a chance to put his current employers again in contention for the top spot in the group.

The Uruguayan has been in good shape with Atléti in what is now his second season in the Spanish capital after being kicked out of Barcelona two summers ago by the now fired Ronald Koeman, having scored 27 goals in just 42 appearances in La League. .

Revealed: phone call from Brendan Rodgers extending Luis Suárez's term at Liverpool

MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 02: Luis Suárez of Atlético de Madrid celebrates with Rodrigo De Paul after scoring his team’s second goal during the Santander League match between Club Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle / Getty Images)

His six-goal return at home this season already has him third on the goal charts, and his fond memories of two fantastic seasons at Anfield could well be channeled into a key performance for Diego Simeone’s men.


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea Football Club 10 23 25
2 Liverpool FC 10 twenty-one 22
3 Manchester city 10 14 twenty
4 West Ham United 10 9 twenty
5 United manchester 10 4 17
6 Arsenal FC 10 -1 17
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 0 sixteen
8 Tottenham Hotspur 10 -7 fifteen
9 Everton FC 9 1 14
10 Leicester City 10 -2 14
eleven Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford fc 10 0 12
13 crystal Palace 10 -1 12
14 Southampton FC 10 -3 eleven
fifteen Aston Villa 10 -5 10
sixteen Watford FC 10 -6 10
17 Leeds United 10 -7 10
18 FC Burnley 10 -6 7
19 Newcastle united 10 -12 4
twenty Norwich city 10 -22 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 4
James, Reece Chelsea Football Club 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano United manchester 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle united 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 4
Cornet, Maxwel FC Burnley 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Raphinha Leeds United 4
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 4
Benrahma said West Ham United 3
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3




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