Former Liverpool star striker Luis Suarez has backed Brendan Rodgers to lead Liverpool back to the Champions League next season, after their exit from the group stage this season. Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer transfer window in a £75million deal, after leading the club back to the Champions League last season. Suarez scored 31 goals in the Premier League last season and formed a formidable partnership with English striker Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool have started the season poorly, they are currently 9th in the Barclays Premier League table and are already out of the Champions League. The Reds won just one of their six games in the Champions League group stages. Many believe the Merseyside outfit are clearly missing Luis Suarez and he was the main reason for Liverpool’s success last season in the Premier League, but the former Liverpool striker has backed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to guide the Reds back to Champions League next season and he believes Liverpool are back in the Champions League this season because of Brendan Rodgers.
“Liverpool will be disappointed not to progress out of their group, but the most important thing is that they were back playing at the highest level this season – and it gives them something to build on,” Suarez is quoted.
“The reason they were back playing Champions League football is because of Brendan Rodgers – and he is the right man to guide them back there again next season.
“They must qualify for The Champions League next season. If it comes via the league or winning The Europe League – it is not important how. This season can’t be a one off though, because The Champions League is where the club belongs – and it is what the fans expect.”
Liverpool could earn a Champions League berth next season if they finish in top 4 or win the Europa League. After spending big in the summer transfer window and finishing second last season, the current batch of American owners will be hoping Brendan Rodgers can guide back the team where it belongs.
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Quotes Courtesy: Daily mail