Jul 22, 2014, 10:45 PM EST
In Boston ahead of Wednesday’s “Football at Fenway” between Liverpool and AS Roma, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn into drama regarding Luis Suarez‘s transfer to Barcelona.
Prodded by SkySports, who judging by their article had a bit of an agenda, Rodgers talked about his mixed feelings.
Sure, he would’ve loved for the Uruguayan striker to stay at Anfield. But it didn’t work out and he’s moving on with good memories.
[ WEDNESDAY: watch live on NBCSN, online via Live Extra ]
Rodgers was asked whether he felt let down by Suarez’s decision to leave:
“No, not at all.
“Luis, in my two years at the club, has been sensational. Of course there have been issues which was well-documented but it’s in the past, really. He was a brilliant player for us, for me. I will always see him as a good man and a good friend. He left Liverpool after his time as a world class talent.
“It’s obviously a shame he’s not here, but Liverpool is a club that’s bigger as any individual.”
It’s not surprising to see a Premier League manager capable of playing it political, but Rodgers struck the perfect note. Not a bad guy to have running your team.
- In less than five months, Diego Costa has become Premier League villain No. 1 2
- Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: Ivanovic ensures Blues trip to Cup final after testy second leg 0
- New York, Montreal complete huge trade; Kljestan free to join Red Bulls 7
- Report: Manchester City to play New York City in Yankee Stadium friendly 2
- Iker Casillas to MLS? Real Madrid legend: “I would like to play in the United States” 0
- Chile vs. USA preview: Who’s here to stay as USMNT kicks off 2015? 0