Brendan Rodgers and Luis Suarez set for new deals—but which is more important?

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Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Liverpool are set to leave new contracts under the Christmas tree for both Brendan Rodgers and Luis Suarez.

05.12.2012, Stadio Friuli, Udine, ITA, UEFA EL, Udinese Calcio vs FC Liverpool, Gruppe A, Training, FC Liverpool, im Bild Brendan Rodgers (Trainer, Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (# 07, Liverpool FC) // Brendan Rodgers (Trainer, Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (# 07, Liverpool FC) during Training of Liverpool FC before the UEFA Europa League group A match between Udinese Calcio and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Friuli, Udinese, Italy on 2012/12/05. EXPA Pictures © 2012, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ Juergen Feichter

Speculation at the end of November suggested Rodgers will be offered a new five year deal as the club’s owners look to reward him for the progress made at Liverpool in his first year and a half at the club.

Meanwhile, the club’s managing director, Ian Ayre, was in Barcelona on Tuesday to open talks with Pere Guardiola, Suarez’s agent, about a new lucrative deal for the in-form Uruguayan forward.

With Rodgers half way through his current contract and on his way to fully implementing his philosophy and vision throughout the club, a new deal for the Northern Irishman seems like a necessity.

After all, Liverpool could go back to the top of the Premier League with a win over Cardiff City on Saturday — something which seemed many years away not too long ago.

As for Suarez, well he’s in the form of his life and the everyday comparisons to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not ill-judged.

Seventeen goals in his first 11 starts of the season make him the Premier League‘s top scorer by some distance. He’s a world class talent and Liverpool would surely struggled without him.

Suarez has got two and a half years left on his current deal at Liverpool, but the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal will surely be back in to try and prise him away from Merseyside sooner or later.

06.12.2012, Stadio Friuli, Udine, ITA, UEFA EL, Udinese Calcio vs FC Liverpool, Gruppe A, im Bild Brendan Rodgers (Trainer, Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (# 07, Liverpool FC) // during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Udinese Calcio and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Friuli, Udinese, Italy on 2012/12/06. EXPA Pictures © 2012, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ Juergen Feichter

So it begs the question: who’s contract is the more important to get signed? Staying on the same road of progression with Rodgers, or having possibly the best footballer in the world leading the club’s front line?

Hopefully we’ll be sat here in a month’s time with both the manager and our best player signed up to new long-term deals, but until then, let us know your thoughts on the matter by voting below, and leaving your comments. You can also tweet us @thisisanfield.

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