Liverpool boss gives players advice on stopping Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been reacting to potentially drawing Suarez and Barcelona in the Champions League.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has given his side some advice over potentially facing Barcelona and Luis Suarez in the Champions League this season.

Suarez left for the Nou Camp earlier this month following a hugely prolific season at Anfield, and could now face his former side in Europe in the coming campaign.

Liverpool manager Rodgers says it would be a thrilling contest between two of the world’s biggest clubs, and even had some advice for his players on facing Suarez.

"It would be a wonderful game. They are two clubs who are giants in the world game," Rodgers said in his post-match press-conference.

"I would probably have to tell my defenders to keep their legs closed."

Rodgers, speaking after Liverpool’s friendly triumph over Manchester City in New York on Wednesday night, also joked with American journalists over a ‘dog bite’.

The journalist had proceeded to tell Rodgers how he named his dog ‘Souness’ after Liverpool legend Graham, with the Reds boss asking the reporter whether the dog bites following the question on Suarez.

Liverpool’s front line against City saw Ricky Lambert and Daniel Sturridge paired together for the first time, but is not likely to be a partnership come the new season.

Suarez on the other hand will now link up with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, as he bids to start afresh and take La Liga by storm.

There is every chance Liverpool could feature against Barcelona and Suarez in Europe this season, with the match proving a chance for both parties to show that they have moved on from one another.

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