Liverpool latest: Including Rodgers criticises Suarez and weekend build up

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Brendan Rodgers has said the admission of key striker Luis Suarez that he sometimes cheats is unacceptable. Suarez said in an interview in Argentina, that everyone in England thinks he cheats all the time when he only cheats part of the time. Rodgers has confirmed the matter will be dealt with internally.

Liverpool are changing the way they pay players with lower salaries and more bonuses. Managing director Ian Ayre revealed the plans to a local paper, suggesting that it would be fairer for the club to lower the wages of players and place more of an emphasis on performance related bonuses.

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge could start together for the first time when Norwich City go to Anfield this weekend. The pair have not yet started a match together since Sturridge made his high profile £12 million move from Chelsea. Sturridge is expected to start in a central role.

Liverpool could be in pole position to sign Wesley Sneijder by the start of next week. Turkish club Galatasaray have said they will only wait another three to four days for the Dutch midfielder to decide if he wants to move to Turkey from Inter Milan, where he’s been out of favour since last November.

Lazio defender Modibo Diakite has said the ball is in Liverpool’s court over a possible transfer. Liverpool have been linked with him throughout January and his recent decision to refuse a new contract at the Italian club, has left the door wide open for Liverpool to make a move.

Liverpool are struggling to complete a deal for Blackpool winger Tom Ince. Liverpool have already made a bid for the player but Blackpool are thought to be holding out for double what Liverpool originally offered; a fee in the region of £8 million.

Fabio Borini has revealed he is itching to get his Liverpool career back on track. Borini played well for the club at the start of the season but broke his foot while on international duty with the Under-21s. He is fully expected to appear as a substitute for Liverpool against Norwich City this Saturday.

Liverpool have defended their own John Henry and stressed that he is fully committed to the club. Managing director Ian Ayre has said there is nothing to read into Henry’s absences from recent matches stating he has many other sporting and personal commitments around the world.

Luis Suarez has launched an attack on Liverpool’s main rivals Manchester United, claiming that the Old Trafford club ‘control’ the English media. Suarez has suggested that United make it difficult for South American players to operate for their rivals, claiming they are helped by the media on a constant basis.

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