Luis Suarez describes life under Brendan Rodgers in new book
Luis Suarez has written a new book called 'Crossing the Line - My Story' and in it he describes what it was like to work under Brendan Rodgers.
Lots of players and managers like to release books and use them to take pot-shots at people.
That's right. We're looking at you Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane.
However, Luis Suarez has used the opportunity to heap praise on his former manager at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers. The Guardian are serialising parts of Suarez's book and the striker has nothing but nice things to say about the man from Carnlough, County Antrim.
He tells us that Rodgers went all out to impress the Uruguayan at their first meeting by speaking in Spanish and explained his philosophy which was heavily influenced by the Spanish way, particularly the Barcelona tika-taka style of play. It was enough for Suarez to resist overtures from Juventus to sign a new contract at the Anfield club.
Rodgers was shown to have some rather strange methods of motivation when featured in the Channel 5 documentary Being: Liverpool. There was a very strange scene involving three envelopes where Rodgers explained to the Liverpool squad that each envelope contained the names of three players who he said would disappoint him that season. The names were never revealed, but Suarez didn't see it as bizarre at all and revealed that it was quickly forgotten about by the squad as the season wore on.
Whatever your opinions on Brendan Rodgers are, Luis Suarez certainly holds him in high esteem. On the other hand, we're not sure how happy the Uruguayan will be with the Ballon d'Or selection team after the shortlist was announced with the striker's name nowhere to be seen. Oh dear...
Hat-tip to The Guardian.