Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has slammed his star striker Luis Suarez for boasting about diving to win a penalty. Suarez admitted that he dived against Stoke, in a bid to win a penalty, as he was willing to do whatever it takes to win and Brendan has now stated that the club do not agree with his comments.
Rodgers explained, “I think it's wrong. It's unacceptable. I've spoken to Luis and it will be dealt with internally. Diving is not something we advocate. Our ethics are correct. He has been totally understanding on where I am coming from as manager of the club. This is a big club and, whatever people do say goes around the world, and what was said was wrong and not acceptable. There is no-one bigger than the club or the club's image.”
He added, “My main concern is the team. As long as it doesn't affect our chances - we've only had one penalty this year anyway - but as long as it doesn't damage our prospects in the future that is the most important issue. Anything that is detrimental towards that is something I don't take too lightly and, if that is something I think affects it, that [his chat with Suarez] was a clear message.”
Liverpool are next in action against Norwich at Anfield on Saturday, January 19 and all eyes will once again be on Luis Suarez.