Revealed - Brendan Rodgers' plan to make Luis Suarez feel loved again

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has given an insight into how he’s making Luis Suarez feel loved at Liverpool again.

The striker could so easily have left the club over the summer with bids coming in from Arsenal as well as links with Real Madrid, but it didn’t happen and neither the player or Liverpool seem to be looking back.

Suarez has been in superb form since he returned from the ten game suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic, striking up a brilliant relationship with Daniel Sturridge as he’s bagged six goals in four Premier League games this season.

There definitely would have been a percentage of Liverpool fans who were going to be watching him closely when he did return to the side and there may even still be some who doubt his long term commitment to the club.

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However, that small percentage who may still doubt him need to have faith in manager Brendan Rodgers who handled the whole saga over the summer superbly and the boss says he’s looking to make the forward feel loved again at the club.

“He is better off here because we are growing. He can grow as well and he has the support of everyone here - I wanted to get him a round of applause from the spectators by taking him off near the end [of the weekend win against West Brom]. It's building that relationship up again,” said Rodgers.

It’s a very clever tactic by Rodgers because Suarez is a human being so he would likely have had preconceptions over how he would be treated by the Liverpool faithful when he made some not so flattering comments about the club last summer.

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However, those worries seem to be pointless because all the time he’s banging in goals, the fans will continue to sing his name and they will continue to support him while he wears the club’s colours.

Suarez is definitely a player who can fire Liverpool into the top four this season and any rumours about a winter exit are nonsense.

If the Reds reach a top four spot by next May, Champions League football has the ability to prevent a repeat of the saga we have just seen from last summer.

Suarez wants to be playing in Europe’s premier club tournament, which makes Champions League qualification the most important aim for the club if they want to hang onto their main man for the next few years.

Liverpool and Suarez share a common goal and fortunately for both parties, the club has made a brilliant start to the season which is rewarding the forward for re-focusing on the football, increasing the chances the good start will be maintained into the winter.

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