Liverpool are not a one man team, claims Brendan Rodgers…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reckons his side’s form during Luis Suarez’s suspension proves that the Reds are not a one man team, reports Goal.
In the nine matches the brilliant Uruguayan has sat out since biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool have won seven and drawn two – arguably performing better in the player’s absence.
Daniel Sturridge in particular has taken up the goalscoring responsibility, bagging ten goals in this period. The Englishman is now regarded as one of the best strikers in the league, where less than a year ago he was surplus to requirements at Chelsea.
“Luis is a top player but we have continued to work well and get the results,” Rodgers told reporters.
The Northern Irish boss though cannot wait for Suarez to return, especially following the injury to Coutinho that will rule him out of action for six weeks.
“Make no mistake, it’s going to be great to have a player of that quality back. But I think we’ve shown we’re more than a one-man team, if people said that,” said Rodgers.
“Don’t get me wrong, it is teams that win titles and trophies, but within that team you need top players.”
Liverpool take on Southampton at home on Saturday afternoon, knowing a win will see them keep top spot in the league. Suarez will return for the mouthwatering midweek League Cup match against Manchester United.