On this day: Rodgers on 'life after Suarez' and Chelsea line up Neymar deal?

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We've looked back on the headlines on this day last year with stories from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

There’s plenty to mull over for Premier League fans this morning after Liverpool were tactically outwitted by Chelsea yesterday and Sunderland have climbed out of the bottom three.

The end of the season is drawing ever closer but what were the stories grabbing the headlines and back pages on this day last year? Take a look.

‘Life after Suarez’

Brendan Rodgers admitted there was life after Luis Suarez following Liverpool’s staggering 6-0 win away at Newcastle United.

Suarez didn’t feature in the game as he was banned for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

“This week I’ve learnt, once again, that I’m at an incredible club. And I’ve learnt that no matter how good a player is, you can’t do what Luis did, it’s as simple as that. He’s got his punishment, we’ve all accepted it and we move on,” said Rodgers.

‘Chelsea to battle for Neymar’

Chelsea remain linked with a move for Brazilian sensation Neymar, which would have been a remarkable deal for interim boss Rafa Benitez to pull off.

Manchester City and Barcelona were the other sides linked with doing a deal for the attacking midfielder and forward.

He eventually moved to Barca in a deal, which created controversy over the way it was organised, structured and funded.

‘Van Persie enters wrong dressing room’

Robin Van Persie was left with egg on his face when he entered the wrong dressing room on his return to the Emirates Stadium.

Old habits struck as the striker nonchalantly strolled towards the Arsenal dressing room through the force of habit created by his Arsenal career.

The Dutchman had left Arsenal for Manchester United the previous summer and was promptly booed during United’s warm up and any time he went anywhere near the ball during normal time.

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