Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of forward Luis Suarez, hitting back at critics who suggest the Uruguayan will be forced out of the English game with the criticism and bad press he endures.
Suarez scored yet again at the weekend as the Reds were held 2-2 at Goodison Park by local rivals Everton.
Whilst the Liverpool number seven continues to shine for the Reds, he came under further criticism for what looked to be like an innocent trip on Everton‘s Sylvain Distin, but a challenge labelled as a red card offence by Toffee’s boss David Moyes.
Rodgers says the pressure piled on Suarez is only driving the 25-year-old to perform better and he is hungry to let his football answer back for Liverpool.
“I think he loves playing in English football.
“I speak with Luis regularly and he loves the passion and excitement of the game over here.
“What he is is a player who is mentally very strong – as you can see from his time here the amount of stick he has taken.
“It is actually a driver for him. It really motivates him and he loves being at Liverpool: he loves the city, the club and the supporters so I can’t see him being forced out happening.”